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More than 1.7M Americans in Medicaid limbo

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Monday, June 09, 2014

PBS: More than 1.7 million Americans are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, some have been stuck waiting for almost eight months.

The scope of the problem varies widely. California, the most populous state to implement the health law’s expansion of Medicaid, accounts for a lion’s share of the backlog with 900,000 applications still pending as of early June. The next biggest pileup is in Illinois, with 283,000 cases, while New York has no backlog at all.

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