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Doctors lose money giving flu shots to kids on Medicaid
USA Today

Flu vaccination rates among poor children would rise if Medicaid increased what it pays doctors for giving flu shots, a new report suggests. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) looked at U.S. flu immunization rates for children between the ages of 6 months and 23 months during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 flu seasons, and found that states with lower Medicaid reimbursement rates had lower vaccination rates.

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