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Expanded Medical Coverage Large Part Of State Shortfall

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The state’s $365 million budget deficit dates, in part, to two years ago when Connecticut became the first state to expand medical coverage to low-income adults as an early adopter of federal health care reform.

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Medicaid Enrollment Soared In Connecticut, Spending Increased While Other Human-Service Programs Decreased

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Medicaid enrollment has soared in Connecticut, and the state is spending more to pay for the taxpayer-funded healthcare program while it has spent less for other human services, according to a new report by the Fiscal Policy Center at Connecticut Voices for Children.

Medicaid enrollment in Connecticut increased 80 percent from about 307,000 to 551,000 between 1997 and 2010, according to the report, which referred to Kaiser Family Foundation data accessed via the state Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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