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Medicaid patients often lack preventive care: GAO
Modern Healthcare - Jennifer Lubell

Medicaid beneficiaries with health conditions aren’t always receiving the preventive services they need, the Government Accountability Office reported. In analyzing national survey data and interviewing state Medicaid directors and federal officials, the GAO found that more than half of all Medicaid adults ages 21 to 64 were obese or had diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or a combination of these conditions, yet the receipt of some preventive services was low. 

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