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New Study Reveals Nearly 1 Million People Lost Medicaid

A new study showing that in the last four years one million adults with children have lost their Medicaid coverage means that there are approximately 700,000 mothers who now must live without proper health insurance. The changes occurred as a result of the 1996 welfare overhaul that left states responsible for implementation and development of new welfare policies. For example, Governor George W. Bush’s home state of Texas now has the highest rate of uninsured adults at 51% and experienced the second largest percentage drop in Medicaid enrollees. In the last four years in Texas, 106,000 people lost their health insurance.

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A.P. - 19 June 2000