Will Medicaid become the path to universal coverage?

May 2009
State Health Watch;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p7
The article presents the opinion of health policy professor Michael S. Sparer on Medicaid program in the U.S. He says that Medicaid has been viewed by the Obama administration as a health insurance program and publicly funded safety net. He adds that there is pressure to use Medicaid as a vehicle for aiding the uninsured and there is a budgetary impact that leads to great pressure to cut costs. He believes the greatest challenge is how to use Medicaid as a vehicle to expand access to the uninsured while not breaking the budget.


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