Obamacare: a windfall for Massachusetts

Josh Barro, Boston Globe, July 9, 2012 Recently, the Supreme Court upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But one provision - the part expanding Medicaid, the health care plan for low-income families, to all adults and children below 133 percent of the poverty line - was weakened. States that decline to participate in this expansion won’t lose all the funds the federal government currently give them for Medicaid, as the law specified; they’ll only have to give up the money that would have paid for the expansion itself. Already, some conservative governors are claiming they plan to turn the money down. ... Obamacare