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Medicaid Expansion Could Cover About 30,000 Delawareans Who Currently Lack Health Insurance

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Beginning Jan. 1, about a third of the state’s 90,000 uninsured residents will be able to enroll in Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people. Under the Affordable Care Act, the income eligibility limits were increased. Single people with an annual income of less than $15,856 and a family of four with an income of less than $32,499 will qualify.

“For many people in Delaware, Medicaid is a lifeline to accessing quality health care,” said Rita Landgraf, secretary of the state Department of Health and Social Services.

Go to assist.dhss.delaware.gov to apply for Medicaid and other benefits. AARP Delaware also has scheduled sessions to help residents understand and use the health insurance marketplace, where people can buy policies under the Affordable Care Act.

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