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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kaiser Family Foundation offers a brief on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

One component of the Affordable Care Act is to increase access to health insurance by expanding eligibility for Medicaid benefits. The Medicaid program provides health insurance coverage to people with low incomes and is funded jointly by the federal and state governments.  This report offers a clear explanation of the act in terms of Medicaid expansion.

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8332.pdf

 


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid (WSJ, 11-22-2010)

Huge budget shortfalls are prompting a handful of states to begin discussing a once-unthinkable scenario: dropping out of the Medicaid insurance program for the poor.

Elected and appointed officials in nearly a half-dozen states, including Washington, Texas and South Carolina, have publicly thrown out the idea. Wyoming and Nevada this year produced detailed studies of what would happen should they withdraw from the program. Wyoming found that Medicaid accounts for 63% of the state's nursing-home revenue.

The idea of abandoning Medicaid as a solution is so extreme that even proponents don't expect any state will follow through, but officials are floating the discussions because dire budgetary pressures have forced them to at least look at even the most drastic options.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704444304575628603406482936.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth


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