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Medicaid enrollment soars under healthcare reform

About 396,000 Americans have learned they qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage made possible by the Affordable Care Act, USA Today reported. For instance, 72,000 Americans qualified for Medicaid in California. The first month of exchanges in Ohio saw 7,535 residents Medicaid-eligible, and that climbed to reach 275,000. And Michigan has experienced explosive Medicaid growth, where Blue Cross Blue Shield doubled business in this market segment in the last two years.