Democrats' 3 ideas for Medicaid holdout states

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Democratic lawmakers have been discussing how to provide coverage to 2.2 million low-income residents in the 12 states unwilling to expand Medicaid. 

Three options they are considering, according to Politico

1. Allowing low-income adults to get free private coverage through the ACA exchange.

2. A Medicaid-like program created by HHS for people who would otherwise be covered by Medicaid expansion in the holdout states. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., plans to introduce legislation as early as next week that would back this approach and substantially increase financial incentives for Medicaid expansion in holdout states, Politico said. 

3. A hybrid model that would allow marketplace customers to receive free coverage while federal officials address problems with the two previous options in creating a new program. 

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