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With Expanded Coverage for the Poor, Fears of a Big Headache
New York Times

Of all the changes wrought by the new health care law, none is more sweeping than the transformation of Medicaid — from the government’s health insurance plan for poor families into a much wider program for millions of the poorest Americans who cannot afford insurance on their own. “Medicaid is finally living up to its role of serving as the health care safety net for poor and lower-income individuals and families,” said Jennifer Tolbert, principal policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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