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Enrollment in Medicaid is Strong

While the well-documented shortcomings of the healthcare.gov web site are causing problems for the insurance expansion component of the Affordable Care Act, the Medicaid expansion aspect of that law appears to be proceeding as expected.

Between enrollment through state exchanges, outreach in low-income communities that started months ago, and the ability of those newly eligible for Medicaid under the reform law to sign up for benefits at government offices instead of through web sites, a number of states are reporting strong Medicaid enrollment numbers during the first month of Medicaid expansion.

Health Care Reform/FlagAmong the states where Medicaid enrollment has been strong are Kentucky, California, New York Maryland, and Washington.

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) strongly supports Medicaid expansion.

Read more about how the current rate of Medicaid expansion compares to overall health insurance expansion as a whole and why the two appear to be on different courses in this Wall Street Journal article.

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