Will budget cuts affect access for Medicaid recipients in your state?

March 2009
State Health Watch;Mar2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p1
The article offers information on the reduction of budget on Medicaid programs in several U.S. states and its effect on the recipients. Medicaid directors in several states have reported problems with access to care in several areas including primary care, specialty care and dental care. It states that on an economic perspective, access can be a function of supply and demand as more enrollment would mean more demand. Medicaid budget has been reduced by $137 million and providers might have to reduce rates or eliminate some services.


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