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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:18 PM

Thousands on Guam could lose Medicaid

Thousands of residents who rely on Medicaid could see a reduction in health care funding for medical needs unless more funds are made available, via a cap increase or a federal cost share increase.

As of August 2017, 35,559 people, or 21% of Guam’s population, were enrolled in Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a July 2019 Report to Congress.

Guam received about $268 million under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or ACA, which increased the government of Guam’s ability under Medicaid to help pay for the health needs of primarily the island’s poorest – those without health insurance or ability to pay for health care.

“Our expenditure for this year was more than $145 million, almost $150 million, for Medicaid,” Tess Arcangel, the administrator of the Department of Public Health and Social Services Division of Public Welfare, said last month. Most of that was in federal funds made available through the ACA, which expired Sept. 30.

Read more: https://www.postguam.com/news/local/thousands-on-guam-could-lose-medicaid/article_7dc8fa3e-e280-11e9-a219-b3f9f7a43718.html

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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:23 PM

1. Guam is such a strategic US military linchpin in Western Pacific - who benefits from this?

Not the patriotic citizens of Guam...

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