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Opinion Congress, this is your last chance to close the Medicaid coverage gap

Julian Zelizer: After months of doing nothing, Democrats appear poised to achieve something at last. He says Democrats look likely to extend enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies for at least two years, preventing a spike in health-insurance premiums that could push millions off the exchanges. Zelizer says while the extended ACA subsidies will help low-to-middle-income Americans stay insured, the poorest might end up left in the lurch. Democrats, with leadership from a White House that says it's devoted to the country’s most vulnerable, can’t afford to miss it.