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Saving Medicaid: How to Do More for Patients and Still Save Big Bucks

As state legislatures, notably those in New York and California, contemplate further cuts to Medicaid, they might consider practical alternatives that have been shown to save a lot of money. As described by healthcare savant and surgeon Atul Gawande in an inspiring New Yorker article, these pioneering efforts — which focus on providing better preventive and chronic disease care to the patients who generate the highest costs — have resulted in savings of over 50 percent.