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Bill to allow Medicaid enrollment cuts advances
Modern Healthcare

Legislation to allow states to cut their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollments was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Thursday. The panel approved the measure 14-9 in a party-line vote only one week after it was introduced.

The measure would eliminate the so-called maintenance-of-effort requirement included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which mandates that states retain the expanded enrollments that those programs implemented using one-time federal funding provided by the 2009 stimulus law.

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