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Braving the Unknown, States Increase Medicaid Benefits

Despite the prospect of Congress and the administration enacting major reductions of federal Medicaid spending as part of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, more than half the states expanded their Medicaid programs in 2017 and many plan to do so in 2018 as well.

In all, 26 states expanded or enhanced Medicaid benefits this year while 17 plan to do so next year.  Most of the changes involve enhancing mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

Learn more about expanded Medicaid benefits in the face of anticipated reductions in Medicaid spending in this Healthcare Finance News report.

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