What is next for states moving toward near-universal coverage?

March 2009
State Health Watch;Mar2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p7
The article focuses on the efforts of the states of Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts to achieve universal coverage through comprehensive reforms in Medicaid programs. Several other states want to expand coverage which will depend on the economic stimulus bill that would include the Medicaid fiscal relief. It is noted that Massachusetts can be a model as they have a generous Medicaid program, have protection for consumer in private insurance and have spare money to cover the expenses for uninsured patients.


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