Federal aid to Medicaid: It could mean the most severe cuts will now be reversed

April 2009
State Health Watch;Apr2009, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on a dramatic surge in enrollment to state medical programs. The rise is attributed to an increasing number of unemployed Americans now eligible for the program. With the recently passed stimulus package, it is hoped that the temporary increase in Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentages (FMAP) will help prevent planned medical cuts.


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