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States' Rule

An Obama administration program would shift the poorest seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by states.

A controversial new program being launched by the Obama administration would shift some of the country’s most poor and frail Medicaid beneficiaries into state-run private managed-care plans.

Eighteen states are asking to participate in the program, which will give them lump-sum payments to provide comprehensive benefits to patients who qualify for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the so-called “dual eligibles.” Only Massachusetts’s proposal has been approved so far. Roll over the states to reveal who they would like to enroll in the program (charts appear below the map).


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