“Taken together, these eight states will extend Obamacare’s coverage expansion to 3.2 million Americans, according to this analysis from the Urban Institute,” the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff wrote. “They will take in a cumulative $90 billion in federal funds to do so.” The quick succession of governors to come out in favor of this part of the Affordable Care Act suggests that, when it comes to the Medicaid expansion, the lure of federal dollars may trump anti-Obama politics,” Kliff added. “When you look at the deal that the states are getting, it’s pretty easy to see why. The federal government will spend an additional $800 billion on Medicaid under the healthcare law to cover all those earning less than 133 percent of the federal poverty line (about $15,000 for an individual). In return, the states only need to put up an additional $8 billion of their own money.”
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.