Documentation rule hurts Medicaid-eligible citizens: Report from the GAO

September 2007
State Health Watch;Sep2007, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p1
The article deals with the problems of Medicaid eligible U.S. citizens regarding document accessibility. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the implementation of the citizenship documentation rule was done to eliminate illegal aliens and was not intended to punish U.S. citizens. It states the provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act which requires states to obtain satisfactory documentary evidence of U.S. citizenship for non-exempt Medicaid beneficiaries.


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