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January 10, 2014
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Medicaid caseload running higher than expected; still on budget

Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden said Thursday the Medicaid caseload has increased by 10,483 since the Oct. 1 launch of the Affordable Care Act. He said that puts the total caseload at 341,106 as of the end of December — just about 5,000 higher than projected and budgeted for. Willden said the increase is caused by the individual mandate in the ACA requiring all Americans to have health insurance coverage and the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid that has many who may have qualified before but never applied to sign up for Medicaid. But Budget Director Jeff Mohlenkamp …

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