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Medicaid in a Declining Economy:  Limited Approaches for States to Control Spending

Medicaid in a Declining Economy: Limited Approaches for States to Control Spending

This brief analyzes results from its annual 50-state budget surveys of Medicaid directors from 2003 to 2007. The historical results describe how states adopted a wide array of Medicaid cost containment strategies during the last economic downturn and were assisted by the federal government to avoid deeper Medicaid cuts.

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