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Slow start predicted for expanded Medicaid enrollment
Modern Healthcare

Officials hoping to enroll millions more beneficiaries into Medicaid programs this fall are signaling the possibility of a slow start. Ultimately, they hope to use some past success to overcome obstacles that have long left uncovered millions of Medicaid-eligible enrollees.

Cindy Mann, Medicaid director for the CMS, said at a recent Washington ACO Summit that she is confident that states will be ready by October to enroll millions who will gain access to the safety net insurer under healthcare reform.