Who will comprise Medicaid's expansion population?

October 2010
State Health Watch;Oct2010, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p1
The article discusses the possible emergence of the estimated 17 million Americans who will become eligible for Medicaid in 2014. The issue is whether they are a relatively healthy group or they have complex and expensive health care needs according to Allison Hamblin of Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). Alan Weil, an executive director at the National Academy for State Health Policy in Washington, D.C. says it is important not to generalize those who are eligibles for Medicaid. A criticism against Medicaid is cited.


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