Corporate Compliance

Report: Fewer children enrolled in Medicaid

Compliance Monitor, May 30, 2007

Many states report significant declines in the number of children enrolled in Medicaid, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

The states singled out in a report issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation-Virginia, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin-say that U.S. citizens and certain legal immigrants are dropping off the Medicaid rolls.

"There is no evidence that the decline is due to undocumented aliens leaving the program," Anita Smith of the Iowa Department of Human Services, told the AP. "Rather, we believe that these new requirements are keeping otherwise eligible citizens from receiving Medicaid because they cannot provide the documents required to prove their citizenship or identity."

In Virginia alone, about 12,000 children have dropped off from Medicaid over the last five months.

Click here to read the AP article.

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