Medicaid coverage does not equal insurance exchange policy coverage.
If you are young and you are eligible to be placed on Medicaid or can buy an exchange policy, buy a policy, if you can.
A subsidized policy is better than the coverage on Medicaid. Or, if it is equal, then there will be a lot of people who wind up on Medicaid.
The policies are only less expensive to people who qualify for Medicaid. The same policies are more expensive for people who are already insured.
A lot of those people are being dropped from their insurance and are being forced to purchase less coverage for more money on exchange policies. Usually, with higher deductibles.
People are not happy about that.