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Feds OK scaled-back Ariz. Medicaid plan for another five years
Modern Healthcare

The federal government is reauthorizing Arizona’s newly scaled-back Medicaid program for another five years.

The reauthorization awarded Friday accepts cost-cutting changes to the programs, including enrollment freezes and new co-payment requirements that federal officials either previously accepted or indicated that they would. Some other changes proposed by the state either were scaled back or rejected outright, such as a now-scrubbed $50 annual fee for smokers.