Dannel Malloy and his Boyz have already implemented ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion provisions. Not the pre-exiting conditions coverage for kids or high-risk pools that some Americans at least support, but the better care for winos part.
The health law’s Medicaid expansion does not officially start until Jan. 1, 2014. It did, however, give states the option of starting enrollment even earlier. Five states – California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey and Washington — as well as the District of Columbia took the Obama administration up on the offer.
All told, they expected to cover 600,000 Americans by 2014 — about 10 times the amount covered under the health law’s often-touted high risk pools (those currently have 61,619 enrollees). They have already, taken together, enrolled more than a half-million Americans.
Just can’t wait to spend Fairfield County’s money.