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New Resource for Medicaid Beneficiaries

 
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New Resource Provides Consumers with Basic Medicaid Information


Washington, DC, February 11, 2016—The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is pleased to announce the release of our newest resource which helps consumers understand the basics of Medicaid. Medicaid Basics: Eligibility, Coverage, and Benefits (available for free download at www.healthlawyers.org/MedicaidBasics) provides guidance and basic information to potential Medicaid beneficiaries and those assisting them.

“The complexity of Medicaid is daunting,” says Lois Dehls Cornell, President of AHLA’s Board of Directors. “Even the courts entrusted with understanding and interpreting its provisions freely acknowledge their bewilderment when confronted with issues relating to Medicaid’s administration. This new resource breaks through the confusion and makes it easy.”

Medicaid Basics reflects current information resulting from implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a Q&A format and answers frequently asked questions about the program, such as:

·          What is Medicaid?

·         Do I qualify for Medicaid coverage?

·         What does Medicaid cover?

·         Why do I receive Medicaid through a private company?

·         What is Medicaid managed care?

 

AHLA is proud to provide this useful resource as part of our Public Interest mission, made possible through the generous donations of AHLA members. You can download this important resource for free at www.healthlawyers.org/MedicaidBasics.

 

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