The Challenges Medicaid Faces
As it celebrates is fiftieth birthday, Medicaid now covers 70 million Americans at a cost of $500 billion a year. As the program continues to grow amid the expansion facilitated by the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Health News has identified the five biggest challenges the program faces today:
- controlling costs
- getting all states to expand income eligibility
- providing better oversight of managed care
- ensuring access to doctors and dentists
- meeting the growing demand for long-term care
For a closer look at these challenges and what they entail, see this Kaiser Health News article.