The basic health program was included in the passage of the ACA, but only Minnesota and New York took advantage of it. (Image: Chris Nicholls)

Leaders of two states with wildly different politics agree on at least one thing: Expanding an Obama-era Affordable Care Act policy will make health care more affordable for low-income residents of their states.

According to Politico, “Oregon and Kentucky … are pursuing an Obama-era policy that uses federal dollars to establish a health insurance plan for people who make too much money to qualify for their state’s Medicaid programs. The goal is to provide residents who find Obamacare plans too expensive a less costly option, while smoothing insurance gaps for people teetering on the edge of Medicaid eligibility.”

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