This article first appeared in the 2012 Annual Review of the State Bar of California, Business Law News.
By 2014, the Affordable Care Act will rely heavily upon Medicaid as the program continues to evolve from its humble origins in 1965 to become part of the new foundation of a restructured American health care system. In the three short years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid has become the “dark horse” successor to Medicare in its attempt to reform a rapidly failing system while at the same time expanding health care to the nation’s estimated 50 million uninsured. Nearly five decades since its creation by an act of Congress, Medicaid is at last poised to steal the spotlight away from Medicare and change the course of modern American health care for decades to come. … Read more →