States look for new ways to curb Medicaid costs

States are trying every which way to reduce unnecessary ER visits by Medicaid patients, with the various initiatives all aimed at bringing down the skyrocketing costs of that joint state-federal health program for the poor and disabled, according to a Kaiser Health News story. But those efforts are being frustrated “by hospitals’ aggressive marketing of ERs to increase admissions and profits,” the KHN report says. Click here to read the full article.