The New York Times: For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says

The New York Times: For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says

By Robert Pear

WASHINGTON—Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report.

Sarah Somers, who represents poor individuals as a lawyer at the National Health Law Program, said federal Medicaid standards must be updated because “beneficiaries have reported serious problems obtaining the care they need, particularly reproductive health and specialty care.” Read the full article here. »

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