The expansion of Medicaid in Oregon has enabled to state the cut it’s number of uninsured persons by 10 percent in just the last two weeks.
The low-income, Medicaid-funded program has already signed up 56,000 new people, cutting the state’s number of uninsured by 10 percent, according to Oregon Health Authority officials. [...]
Since late September the Oregon Health Authority sent out notices to 260,000 people already enrolled in the state’s food stamps program since late October.
The notices informed them that based on their income reported to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, they are pre-qualified for the Oregon Health Plan in 2014.
Republicans shut the government down for the past two weeks because they think this is a bad thing.
Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the federal government will cover 100 percent of the cost of expanding Medicaid until 2015, 95 percent of the cost until 2017, and 90 percent of the cost in 2020 and beyond.