Could we someday see full federalization of Medicaid?

November 2011
State Health Watch;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p8
The article focuses on the action taken by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regarding the federalization of Medicaid from both a financial and philosophical perspective. According to professor Nicole Huberfield, the PPCA enacts a major philosophical shift by making all citizens eligible for Medicaid as long as they meet the federal poverty requirements. She adds that with federalization, fluctuations in medical access that Medicaid enrollees often suffer would diminish.


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