Battles will continue, over both Medicaid expansion and the mandate

March 2011
State Health Watch;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p5
The article reports on the battles between the U.S. federal government and the states regarding Medicaid expansion and other health care reforms. States opposed Medicaid expansion since they will be the ones responsible for the costs to make it effective. Federal government countered that they are not forced to follow the program and they have the option to remove Medicaid program in their system. Medicaid in some states cut down some benefits and rates of providers which include aging and disability services.


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