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Monday, June 12, 2006

Medicaid

Today’s Washington Post discusses the states' role in the evolution of Medicaid (thanks, Grasscatcher, for sending the link):
After winning greater freedom from federal Medicaid rules, states are moving aggressively to transform the nation's largest public health insurance program, adding fees, restricting benefits and creating incentives for patients to take responsibility for their health.

The changes are just beginning in several states that are being watched closely by governors nationwide. Those changes are reshaping Medicaid, which covers 55 million poor and disabled Americans, so that the program more closely resembles private insurance, rather than a social welfare system run with a strong, central government hand.
Utah legislators will carry out an extensive analysis of our Medicaid program this year. The first meeting of the Medicaid Task Force begins Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Read the agenda here.

1 Comments:

Blogger steve u. said...

By a margin of 16-12-1, that should be "the states' role in the intelligent design of Medicaid."

6/12/2006 7:33 PM  

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