Too many Medicaid clients 'churn' in and out of the program

September 2009
State Health Watch;Sep2009, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p6
The article discusses a report written by researchers at The Great George Washington University in Washington, D.C. stating that millions of people in the U.S. lose their Medicaid coverage due to documentation requirements. Usual coverage is about 9 months each year and the uninsured period is said to cause negative consequences for all parties concerned as well as result to poor health outcomes. The report proposes the Medicaid Quality Act which will allow for continuous eligibility of Medicaid members for the whole year.


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