New top story from Time: Democrats’ Push to Expand Medicaid Depends on Red States Taking the Bait

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Every week, Shellie Fry carefully plans out each meal she, her 81-year-old father, and her 30-year-old son will eat. She buys the least amount of food she thinks they can manage because money has been tight since her father lost his job cleaning charter buses in March, after the pandemic hit. Without health insurance, she pays out of pocket for the medications she needs for her bipolar disorder, heartburn and blood pressure, and by the time the family pays its other bills, as well as her father?s Medicare contribution and medications, there is little money left. ?I?ve had a few times where I just didn?t know how we?re gonna pay for groceries,? she says. Still, she knows she can?t skip her medications, thinking, ?Who?s going to take care of these people when I?m gone??

Because Florida did not expand its Medicaid program in 2014 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

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