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Final Rule Released for Medicaid Expansion
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The Department of Health and Human Services released Friday its final rules for the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The final rule, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014, expands access to the Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), establishes eligibility and enrollment provisions for health insurance exchanges, simplifies the application and renewal processes for the program, eliminates obsolete eligibility categories, and establishes a single income standard for determining eligibility.