Obama’s healthcare law leaves Medicaid expansion in the hands of individual states, allowing them to choose whether to extend eligibility from 100% to 133% of the poverty level, thereby providing health insurance to millions of currently uninsured individuals. The measure, scheduled to go into effect in 2014, provides that the federal government will initially cover the additional expense in full, with a decrease to a 90% share over the next decade. While some states are still on the fence about the issue of whether or not to expand, polling this week found a majority of registered voters support the initiative in each of the seven states surveyed (Healthwatch, 2013). However, due to doubt in the federal government’s ability to keep its Medicaid funding commitment, many state leaders remain undecided on whether they will accept or reject the policy. Stay tuned to Words for Good for further Medicaid and healthcare law updates.