Some states tighten Medicaid eligibility

08/19/2013 | Kaiser Health News

Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin plan to tighten eligibility for Medicaid, pending federal approval. While Rhode Island is expanding Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act to 138% of the federal poverty level, the state will scale back eligibility for some residents from 175% of poverty to 138%. Waivers in Wisconsin and Vermont expanding eligibility are expiring and will not be renewed, and Maine will tighten eligibility for parents and caretakers to 100% of the poverty level.

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