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Dems Urge CMS To Use Bush Approach To Covering Evacuees With Medicaid, CHIP

October 12, 2017
House Energy & Commerce Democrats are urging CMS to use waivers that the Bush administration developed after Hurricane Katrina to make it easier for evacuees to maintain Medicaid and CHIP coverage or enroll in those programs, but a consumer advocate said the administration has shown no interest in using those waivers. When residents flee disaster, it's a big financial burden on the states in which they settle, according to a 2006 Kaiser analysis of the fallout from Hurricane Katrina. People...


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