Feds Make It Easier For States To Enroll Poor Under Health Law

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "The Obama administration is making it easier for states to sign up the poor for health coverage – and to help those people stay covered. On Friday, it informed state officials that they could simplify enrollment in Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor, to handle the onslaught of millions of anticipated enrollees next year when the health care law expands coverage. The administration said the changes are geared to states that are expanding their programs, but they may also be adopted by others" (Galewitz, 5/18). Read the story.

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