Program assistant Mayra Dittman, right, helps Juanita Gilbert in Novato, California.
Program assistant Mayra Dittman, right, helps Juanita Gilbert in Novato, California. - 
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A deal between Indiana and the federal government to expand Medicaid provides a telling glimpse into how flexible the Obama Administration is willing to be to get more people on the healthcare insurance rolls. Under the agreement reached this week – which could serve as a model for other states – monthly premiums will be at least $1.

Doesn’t sound like much, right? But that dollar is enormous to people who are philosophically opposed to the Medicaid expansion. It’s also huge to those whose incomes are staggeringly low.

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