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Private Medicaid plans say interstate coverage for kids costs more, not less
Modern Healthcare

A trade group representing Medicaid health plans claims that a bill allowing severely ill kids to receive Medicaid coverage across state lines would cost more, not less as previously touted by supporters of the measure.

The legislation, Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 is backed by the Children’s Hospital Association and has bipartisan support on the Hill.

A study released earlier by healthcare policy consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates estimated that if enacted, the bill could result in total state and federal Medicaid savings of $13 billion over 10 years.