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Saturday, April 15th 2006

Want Medicaid?

A new law to go into effect will save the federal government nearly three quarters of a billion dollars over ten years, by requiring proof of U.S. Citizenship to enroll in Medicaid. Of course, I’m unsure of the cost of the bueacracy to implement this requirement which will probably be shelled out by the states. This New York Times article however is critical of the new requirement.

“This provision is misguided and will serve as a barrier to health care for otherwise eligible United States citizens,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington, a Democrat.

Ms. Gregoire said the provision would cause hardship for many older African-Americans who never received birth certificates and for homeless people who did not have ready access to family records.

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