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Draft report: Expanding Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver would cost W.Va. $14.7M
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:20 PM EST
A draft report by West Virginia University says fully expanding a Medicaid program that allows a person to remain at home instead of receiving treatment at a nursing home would cost the state more than $14 million.
In 2012, the state had about 8,000 people enrolled in the program. The overall cost of the program was $163 million, and the state paid for $47 million of that.
Deskins' report details what the cost of phasing in all the recipients would be over the course of five years. By the fifth year, the annual state cost would be $14.7 million.