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Heather Hawley said being on Medicaid will give her an option to having to go to the ER for care.
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Heather Hawley said being on Medicaid will give her an option to having to go to the ER for care.

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in state

One of the most successful initiatives in the Affordable Care Act has been the effort to sign up patients to be covered by Medicaid under an expanded program. Now comes the hard part: facing up to challenges brought on by having so many more people in the program.

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