Baldwin pushes expansion of Medicaid under new health care law
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Excerpts from the speech to be delivered today at a three-day Health Action 2013 conference sponsored by
Baldwin talks about the importance of passing that law to the millions of Americans whose lives have been altered because they didn't have health insurance. But the success of the law, she says, will depend largely on how it is implemented over the next several years.
"The Affordable Care Act will be on the books a decade from now. But the good it does will depend on what we do in these critical next few months and years," Baldwin said in her excerpts.
The health care law extends
The federal government would pick up the full cost of expanding the program from 2014, when the law takes affect, through 2016. The government would phase down its share of the cost to 90 percent by 2020, with states paying the rest. The expansion would provide coverage to millions of uninsured adults without children.
"The last budget
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