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Report: Medicaid costs hit record high as states look for efficiencies
USA Today

The Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid for the poorest of the poor led to record increases of nearly 14% for both Medicaid enrollment and spending nationally in fiscal year 2015, according to new data out Thursday by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation.

While the increases were in line with state projections, costs are expected to drop significantly in fiscal year 2016, the report shows.

To Obamacare supporters, the report is proof the health care law is improving access to insurance coverage to those who need it most.

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