CMS approves Medicaid expansion for lead-affected Flint residents

In recognition of the public health crisis in Flint, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Michigan's 1115 waiver demonstration, which will extend Medicaid coverage and services to Flint residents who were recently exposed to lead in their water supply.

Approximately 15,000 additional children up to age 21 and pregnant women will be eligible for Medicaid coverage and 30,000 current Medicaid beneficiaries in the area will be eligible for expanded services under the new waiver agreement. Announcement

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