Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care: Study

Researchers found states in that region imposed strictest eligibility requirements for Medicaid

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"A particularly ominous development is that the Obama administration is now allowing states to force even the poorest families to pay out of pocket before they can get medical care -- either by tacking co-payment onto Medicaid or, as in Arkansas, forcing the poor into skimpy private insurance plans. Hence, we can expect medically dangerous delays in care to continue," Woolhandler said.

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