Capsules: Law Will Shift Demographics For Medicaid, Study Finds; How Will Obamacare Affect Your Medicare Benefits?

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Ankita Rao reports on the changing demographics of Medicaid: "As part of the federal overhaul, some states have opted to expand in January this state-federal health insurance program for low income people to include Americans who earn as much as 138 percent of the federal poverty line (just under $16,000 for an individual in 2013). As a result, the new enrollees will include more white, male and healthy individuals than those eligible before the Affordable Care Act expansion, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine" (Rao, 9/9).

Also on Capsules, watch a video clip of KHN's Mary Agnes Carey on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Monday morning taking questions about how the health law will affect Medicare’s benefits (9/9). Check out what else is on the blog.

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