Medicaid

NPR's Julie Rovner reports on the dilemma that health care planners are facing, as the number of people receiving Medicaid declines. As Medicaid rolls grow smaller, states and the federal government are saving money in the short term. But many former Medicaid recipients who are getting off the welfare rolls, do not receive private health care insurance in their new jobs. Not only does that leave them unprotected, but it also threatens welfare reform and the overall health-care treatment system. (7:30) Host Bob Edwards talks with Mimosa Kusari, interpreter to NPR's Anne Garrels who had lost touch with her family in Kosovo. This week after the peace agreement was reached Mimosa heard from her family.

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