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Medicaid Spending Falls Significantly

A new article in The New York Times reports annual spending on Medicaid has fallen sharply ”due not only to more measured enrollment growth—3.2 percent, compared with 4.4 percent in 2011 and 7.2 percent in 2010—but also to continued cost-cutting by states…The most typical Medicaid spending cuts were to reimbursement rates for hospitals and doctors and to optional benefits, like dental, vision and drug coverage. Forty-five states cut or froze reimbursement rates last year, according to the report, while 18 scaled back benefits.”

Read it in The New York Times.

Read the report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.