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Medicaid expansion faces struggles over immigrants: report
Modern Healthcare

A new report highlights the struggles certain states may face in expanding their Medicaid programs under healthcare reform because of high numbers of immigrant residents who won’t qualify for the federal coverage. Some states have relatively higher proportions of illegal and recent immigrants in the pool of adults under age 65 who are expected to gain Medicaid coverage in 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.