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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:

  • kaiser health newscontrolling 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.

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