Feds lean on holdout states to expand Medicaid

The fight over Medicaid expansion in the 20 states that have continued to opt out is heating up. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has warned some of them that the special funding they currently receive to treat indigent patients could be contingent on changing their minds on the issue, according to Kaiser Health News.

The government warned both Tennessee and Kansas that the special hospital funds they receive to treat the poor may hinge on their decision to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. However, Florida has signaled its intention to sue over the issue, and Texas, perhaps the state most vocal against expansion, has voiced its support. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer

 

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