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Children With Disabilities Have Most To Lose From Medicaid Cuts

By Igor Volsky on July 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

"Children With Disabilities Have Most To Lose From Medicaid Cuts"

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As debt ceiling negotiators are considering severe cuts to the Medicaid program, a new report from Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute “concludes that almost eight in 10 children with autism, cancer and other special healthcare needs who are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program – about 2.9 million children – rely on those programs as their primary source of coverage. For many others, the government programs fill the gaps for services not covered by private insurance or help with cost-sharing.”

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