Medicaid reform: an opportunity for the osteopathic medical profession.

  title={Medicaid reform: an opportunity for the osteopathic medical profession.},
  author={Barbara Ross-Lee and Mary Ann Weiser},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  volume={94 3},
Established in 1965 to provide medical care for the impoverished, the Medicaid program has pitted state governments against the federal government, and made adversaries of the providers. The authors examine the legislative history of the program and the rapid growth of expenditures that have led states to cut benefits, tighten eligibility requirements, and slash payments to providers. The call for comprehensive healthcare reform and universal access put Medicaid at the forefront of proposed… CONTINUE READING