Dayton Signed Medicaid Bill Tuesday
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.