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Medicaid enrollment rises nationwide, analysis finds

Washington Post, February 19, 2010

The recession has fueled the greatest influx of Americans onto Medicaid since the earliest days of the public insurance program for the poor, according to findings that show caseloads have surged in every state. More than 3 million people joined Medicaid in the year that ended in June, the data show. That pushed enrollment to a record 46.8 million, exacerbating the financial strains on states, the Washington Post reports.