Dayton Signed Medicaid Bill Tuesday

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 6:15 am

Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government.

The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill authorizing the expansion that affects more than 35,000 people. For instance, childless adults making less than $15,000 a year will be eligible for the government-sponsored Medical Assistance coverage.

Thousands more people who are on the premium-based MinnesotaCare plan will be shifted to the Medical Assistance program.

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