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Report: Health outreach to Washington parents pays off


OLYMPIA — States such as Washington that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funding are making far more progress in covering lower-income parents than are states that have rejected Medicaid expansion, according to a new Urban Institute study.

In some areas, said Genevieve Kenney, co-director of the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, the politics surrounding Medicaid expansion may have overshadowed the program’s importance to families. She said the contrast between the two groups of states is stark.

“Parents in the states that have not expanded Medicaid have an u...

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