Medicaid agencies brace for impact of health care reform legislation

May 2010
State Health Watch;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p1
The article reports on the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Medicaid agencies in the U.S. Directors of Medicaid are reportedly faced with an additional 15 million Americans becoming eligible for the Medicaid program. The Act is said to bring major changes for Medicaid programs, which according to some, appear to be mission impossible. Carol Steckel, Commissioner of Alabama's Medicaid Agency, said that the new legislation does not finance the infrastructure costs that are going to come to the states.


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