The battle is on to control soaring costs of Medicaid's chronically ill

May 2011
State Health Watch;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p1
The article discusses efforts to control the rising costs of Medicaid's chronically ill population in the U.S. as of May 2011. The population consists of very ill people and many are at life's end. Medicaid is financed through a system where U.S. states have to pay a substantial portion of costs but states have severe budget deficits which adds to the challenge of cutting costs since there is little to cut and one ends with political battle with health providers. States should reportedly spend some money early to develop a good care management program.


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