Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio are trying to get Medicaid recipients to pay more toward their coverage, which could drive tens of thousands of Americans off the insured rolls altogether. (Photo: iStock)

Now that the Affordable Care Act has relaxed the eligibility requirements to qualify for Medicaid, so many people are coming to take advantage of it that states are now getting worried.

The Associated Press reports Washington, D.C. and 31 states have expanded Medicaid, meaning lots more low-income people now have coverage than before the ACA’s passage. Currently, the federal government is footing the bill, but in January, states will have to fork over 5 percent of enrollees’ cost, with that scheduled to rise to 10 percent by 2020.

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