States that expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act can later decide to not maintain the expansion, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

That was the message that Cindy Mann, director of the Center for Medicare and CHIP Services in CMS, brought to a summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Chicago on Aug. 7, according to the AHANewsNow newsletter. If a state decides to expand Medicaid and does so, and later determines it does not want to maintain the expansion, it can drop the expansion, Mann said.

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