Survey: 2006 Medicaid spending increase was smallest in decade

10/11/2006 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A survey of 50 states and their Medicaid directors concludes that Medicaid spending increased by 2.8% in fiscal 2006, representing the smallest increase in 10 years. State tax revenues meanwhile increased by 3.7%, and the trend is expected to prompt states to loosen eligibility requirements and relax application and enrollment restrictions.

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