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Partial Medicaid expansions won’t get full funding: HHS
Modern Healthcare

States choosing to expand their Medicaid programs must broaden Medicaid eligibility to the full extent laid out in the healthcare reform law in order to get full federal matching funds to help pay for the new coverage, HHS announced Monday.

That directive came during a call with reporters when acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said “there is not an option for enhanced match” for a partial or phased-in expansion.