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Much work remains on Medicaid upgrades, survey finds
Modern Healthcare

States have made progress in implementing Medicaid upgrades required by the 2010 federal healthcare overhaul but much work remains to be done, according to an annual survey of all 50 programs. Only about 20 states have indicated that they expect to expand their Medicaid programs’ eligibility to all residents with incomes of up to 138% of the federal poverty level, as authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, said Diane Rowland, executive director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.