Report: Citizenship documentation creating problems for Medicaid

April 2007
State Health Watch;Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on the problems of U.S. citizens regarding Medicaid benefits. Reports say that the requirements set by the Deficit Reduction Act is the reason for the increasing administrative burden on workers. It requires them to present proof of their citizenship such as birth certificate when they apply or renew their Medicaid coverage. Aside from failure to submit documents, Medicaid eligibility determinations are being delayed, resulting in large backlogs of applications.


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