U.S. curtailing bids to expand Medicaid rolls
New York Times, January 4, 2008
The Bush administration is imposing restrictions on the ability of states to expand eligibility for Medicaid. The move is in an effort to prevent states from offering coverage to families of modest incomes who, the administration argues, may have access to private health insurance. The restrictions mirror those the administration placed on the State Children's Health Insurance Program after states tried to broaden eligibility for it as well.