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How States Fail Medicaid Patients

Many think Medicaid's problem is that it doesn't pay enough. It has just as much to do with how states oversee the program -- or don't.

The doctor may, or may not, see you now.

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It's no secret that Medicaid struggles to attract as many doctors as other health-care plans do. Less clear is what makes that so hard. Everyone assumes it's all because of Medicaid's low payment rates. But a government watchdog suggests it may have more to do with the way states run the program.

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