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Arkansas' 1st-in-the nation Medicaid expansion survives

(AP)—Arkansas' first-in-the-nation program using federal funds to purchase private insurance for the poor survived another year after the state House reauthorized the program on Thursday, despite an influx of new Republican ...

Feb 05, 2015
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Medicaid expansion tops savings versus marketplace

(HealthDay)—Medicaid expansion is associated with greater reductions in out-of-pocket spending for previously uninsured low-income adults than Marketplace exchange coverage with premium tax credits and generous benefits, ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

(AP)—Arkansas became the first southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls ...

Dec 17, 2014
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Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states. Among the groups of people served by Medicaid are certain eligible U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including low-income adults and their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify an individual for Medicaid. It is estimated that approximately 60 percent of poor Americans are not covered by Medicaid. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. Because of the aging population, the fastest growing aspect of Medicaid is nursing home coverage.

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