N.Y. Waits For Washington Word On Medicaid Changes
News organizations outline changes to Medicaid programs in New York -- where proposed changes hinge on a decision in Washington -- and Pennsylvania -- where up to 100,000 households' Medicaid coverage could be reinstated after being purged from the rolls.
The New York Times: Cuomo's Medicaid Changes Are At Washington's Mercy
Depending on who is doing the talking these days, New York State is either a national model of how to curb Medicaid spending, or the nation's prime example of Medicaid abuse (Bernstein, 10/23).
The Associated Press: Pa. Families Will Get Chance To Rejoin Medicaid
More than 100,000 Pennsylvania households who were booted from Medicaid amid a state effort to purge the program of waste will get a chance to have their medical benefits reinstated, advocates announced Tuesday. Lawyers said they have reached a settlement with the Department of Public Welfare to resolve claims that eligible families were improperly purged from the health insurance program for the poor and disabled (Rubinkam, 10/23).