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GAO Identifies Medicaid Challenges

As Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified recently before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee on the major challenges facing the program.

GAO’s testimony focused on four major issues:

  • gaoaccess to care
  • transparency and oversight
  • program integrity
  • federal financing

The GAO concluded that it

…considers Medicaid a high-risk program due to its size, growth, diversity, and gaps in oversight…

See GAO’s complete testimony here.

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