Affordable Access

Proof or consequences. Law to curb illegal immigrants' Medicaid coverage may sting U.S. citizens seeking medical treatment without documentation.

Authors
  • Lubell, Jennifer
Type
Published Article
Journal
Modern healthcare
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
36
Issue
27
Identifiers
PMID: 16898540
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

By requiring providers to ask Medicaid patients to prove citizenship, the government is creating a quandary: providers can comply and potentially lose millions in reimbursements or forfeit matching funds if they don't. Ironically, the mandate could cause millions of eligible patients to lose health coverage because they can't supply the documents, says Ron Pollack, left.

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