The Baucus Bill: Public Programs
This section of the bill is actually pretty cheering. Medicaid now has a floor at 133 percent of poverty for all adults, with the federal government paying the lion's share of the expansion. The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) now has a floor of 250 percent of poverty for all children. There's a lot of good stuff in this section, including a provision that allows hospitals to presume eligibility for Medicaid. But I think if I go much more granular here, I'll bore you all to death. Medicaid and CHIP changes are detailed on pages 41 to 61 if you're interested.
September 16, 2009; 5:38 PM ET
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