Obamacare Medicaid estimate coming next week

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State analysts postponed a meeting scheduled for Friday that was expected to lead to revised estimates of the costs of expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The meeting of the state’s Social Services Estimating Conference has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Amy Baker, coordinator of the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research, said she will make a presentation Monday to lawmakers about potential Medicaid costs and broader impacts of the Affordable Care Act. She said her presentation will use data that has been updated since analysts met last August to try to pinpoint the Medicaid expansion costs. She is scheduled to address a joint meeting of House and Senate select committees that have been studying the federal health law better known as Obamacare. That joint meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. The House select committee is then scheduled to meet at 11 a.m., followed by a meeting of the Senate select committee at 1 p.m.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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