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AAP Presents Recommendations for Expansion of Medicaid

4/1/2013 For Release: April 1, 2013

​​​​​​​Medicaid insures 39 percent of the children in the United States. In an updated policy statement in the May 2013 Pediatrics (published online April 1), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes opportunities and challenges for federal and state advocacy on behalf of children resulting from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the 2012 Supreme Court ruling on this Act. The AAP makes policy recommendations for the Medicaid program in the areas of benefit coverage, financing and payment, eligibility, outreach and enrollment, managed care and quality improvement.


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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