All About the Medicaid ExpansionDecember 10, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
Chris Bowers at OpenLeft reminds us why progressive Democrats in the House are almost certainly going to support health care reform regardless of how weak the public option gets:
The largest public option in the health care bills is, and has always been, the significant expansion of Medicaid. In terms of the number of people it covers, this expansion dwarfs any other public option expansion currently on the table in Congress. In terms of the type of people it covers, the Medicaid expansion includes a much higher percentage of Americans who are uninsured, and a much higher percentage of Americans who are in poverty, than any other public option expansion on the table in Congress.