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Access to Medicaid Since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act

By Claudia Schlosberg & Joel Ferber

Rules regarding who is eligible to receive Medicaid, how care is delivered, and how quality of care is monitored are being rewritten since the passage of the welfare law in 1996 and the Balanced Budget Act in 1997. This article explains how the pace and scope of change are virtually unprecedented and suggests ways for advocates to address the new barriers to Medicaid.

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