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Medicaid’s Transparency, Specialty Access Need Fixing

WASHINGTON — The Medicaid program would benefit from increased transparency, better beneficiary access to specialty and dental care, and automatic assistance from the federal government during economic downturns, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

"The size, growth, and diversity of the Medicaid program create significant challenges for oversight," the GAO wrote in a 91-page report issued Thursday on the challenges facing the program. "There is an inherent tension between states' efforts to design programs that best meet their local needs and federal efforts to oversee the states' programs.   Continue>>>