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Medicaid Cuts Looming in 13 States

Thirteen states either have cut Medicaid benefits, reduced provider payments, or tightened eligibility criteria or are in the process of doing so, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.

Among the states making cuts are Illinois, Florida, California, Wisconsin, and Maryland.

The cuts come less than two years before Medicaid eligibility is expected to increase significantly nation-wide as a result of the Affordable Care Act, although the extent of that expansion is now uncertain in light of the Supreme Court decision overturning the reform law’s requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs.

Some states have already indicated that they will not expand their Medicaid programs in 2014 but most are still undecided.

Read more about this year’s Medicaid cuts in this Kaiser Health News articleiStock_000005787159XSmall.

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