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With Medicaid Expansion, Some People Will Be Newly Eligible While Others Will Move To Health Exchanges

News outlets examine how the Medicaid expansion and other health law changes might reshape the program in various locations across the country.

Kaiser Health News: Amid Health Law Expansion, Some States Trim The Medicaid Rolls
While millions of adults nationwide will gain Medicaid coverage next year under the federal health law, more than 150,000 people could lose their coverage in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor as four states reduce eligibility" (Galewitz, 8/18).

Chicago Sun-Times: Health Care Enrollees Expected To Be Older, Sicker
If a pilot program in Cook County is any indication, getting people to enroll in Medicaid come Oct. 1 — when newly-eligible Illinoisans will be able to apply — is very possible. But they’re likely to be predominantly older and unhealthy when they apply (Thomas, 8/17).

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