Fed, State Work On Medicaid Applications In The Marketplaces Face Delays

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, the panel tasked with deciding if the state will expand its program faces an Oct. 15 deadline to provide recommendations to the legislature.

The Wall Street Journal: Medicaid Applications Face Delay In Health Exchanges
The federal government's insurance exchanges won't be able to transfer Medicaid applications to states when the exchanges open Oct. 1, another sign of the technical hurdles the Obama administration is facing in preparing for the health-overhaul law (Radnofsky, 9/24).

CQ HealthBeat: State Medicaid Programs Working Quickly To Be Ready On Oct. 1
A sampling of states that are gearing up for the health care law's changes to the Medicaid system shows that officials have made progress, but that some states will not be completely ready by Oct. 1, when enrollment in an expanded program is scheduled to start along with the opening of the insurance exchanges (Adams, 9/24).

The Associated Press: N.H. Panel To Decide On Medicaid
A special panel that will recommend whether New Hampshire should expand its Medicaid program to poor adults will start discussing a specific plan next week. The panel faces an Oct. 15 deadline to make recommendations to the Legislature (Ramer, 9/25).

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