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State not expanding Medicaid - under 133% of FPL...what happens to me?
For years I have been on SSDI and been blessed to have Medicare (I have Multiple Sclerosis). The SSA is really trying to throw people off SSDI and because my symptoms change daily and I'm in a review status I'm afraid they are going to take away my SSDI. If so, I lose my Medicare (I am 48 years old). I thought that with ObamaCare I would have the option of expanded Medicaid (my line 37 on 2012 taxes was just under 9000.00). Our Governor, purely based on politics, will not accept the expansion. I don't qualify for Medicaid now because I have no children - and we won't be expanding Medicaid with Obamacare. However, with what I am reading (and the various calculators) it appears that anyone who is below the 133% of FPL won't be eligible for premium subsidies and therefore will have no options.
I'm terrified by this - and can't understand how our government could let this happen to people that are on the margins. Is there any good news, perhaps I am reading this wrong?
One other thing, I am a small business owner so I wonder how that effects my possible options?
Thanks for any help with this!