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States see increased costs in Medicaid expansion: survey
Modern Healthcare

Most states expect the Medicaid eligibility expansion to increase their costs, even during the three years that the federal government provides a 100% reimbursement for the expanded enrollment, a government survey found. Ancillary activities to the Medicaid expansion included in the 2010 federal healthcare overhaul that are expected to increase costs for most states include the need to upgrade information technology for eligibility determinations, according to a Government Accountability Office survey of state budget directors released Wednesday.