New State Surveys Show State Budgetary Pressures on Medicaid Easing, But Long-Term Challenges for Program Remain

Three KCMU state surveys indicate improving economy and sustained state cost-containment actions have improved the outlook for Medicaid and SCHIP, but long-term challenges remain due to factors affecting overall health care system.

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Medicaid Budgets, Spending and Policy Initiatives in State Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006

icon_reports_studies.gifState Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drug Policies: Findings from a National Survey, 2005 Update

icon_reports_studies.gifIn a Time of Growing Need: State Choices Influence Health Coverage Access for Children and Families

icon_reports_studies.gifNews on State Medicaid Programs: July through September 2005 Update

icon_video_audio.gifWebcast of policy briefing releasing new surveys

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