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<p> The year 2015 is shaping up to be another big one for the joint federal-state Medicaid program. It is the second year of the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s (ACA&rsquo;s) broad expansion of Medicaid to individuals below 138% of the federal poverty level. Medicaid enrollment surged in 2014, which helped to drive down uninsurance nationwide. By October 2014, 68.5 million individuals were enrolled in Medicaid, an increase of 9.7 million, or 17%, from the average monthly enrollment in July to that of September 2013.<sup><span class="CharOverride-2">1</span> </sup>That enrollment is in addition to the 950,000-person increase in enrollment among six states and the District of Columbia that had chosen to expand Medicaid prior to 2014.</p>

Medicaid is making an impressive impact