Medicaid Eligibility

GAO: 14% of nursing home residents on Medicaid have more than $100,000 in assets

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Most nursing home residents on Medicaid have financial resources that were not counted toward their eligibility for the government insurance program, but few have substantial assets tucked away, according to a new government report.

States argue against Medicaid expansion in healthcare reform law challenges

States argue against Medicaid expansion in healthcare reform law challenges

Twenty-six states filed a brief Tuesday encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a provision of the healthcare reform law that calls for a major expansion of Medicaid.

Medicaid eligibility limits gaining momentum as a way to cut spending

Medicaid eligibility limits gaining momentum as a way to cut spending

As federal deficit-reduction talks continue, lawmakers from both sides are proposing legislation to tighten Medicaid eligibility rules. The legislators' collective goal is to trim program outlays by more than $13 billion. Not surprisingly, many providers are expressing concern over possible reductions in their largest funding source.

Bill could let states restrict Medicaid eligibility

Bill could let states restrict Medicaid eligibility

States could limit eligibility to Medicaid and the Children's Hospital Insurance Program if a Republican-sponsored bill in the House and Senate passes.