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Medicaid reforms went to far, say poor’s advocates

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 4, 2007

The Commercial Dispatch, 5/3/7

Annual face-to-face meetings are now required for recipients to enroll in Medicaid to ensure they’re eligible. This has helped reduce Mississippi’s Medicaid rolls, which had about 650,000 people in 2002 and now has about 556,400.

Critics of this new sign-up procedure say it involves too much bureaucracy and deters poor people eligible for Medicaid.

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