Capsules: Tight Medicaid Eligibility Leads To More Adults Delaying Care; Audit Finds Shortcomings In Minn. Verifications Of Income, Other Information

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Ankita Rao reports on research related to tight Medicaid eligibility and the incidence of delayed medical care: "The research letter in the March 28 issue of the journal found this number to vary significantly across the country and to be lower in places with less restrictive eligibility criteria for Medicaid, the federal-state insurance program for low-income citizens" (Rao, 3/27).

Also on Capsules, Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports on a Minnesota audit: "An audit released Tuesday shows Minnesota's Department of Human Services has not been adequately verifying the eligibility of participants in some of its public assistance programs. Such verifications are a requirement of state and federal law, and the legislative auditor says his office first alerted the department to some of the problems more than a decade ago" (Stawicki, 3/27). Check out what else is on the blog.

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