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Medicaid Application Backlogs Vary Widely Among States

More than 1.7 million U.S. residents still are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, with some pending longer than the federal government's 45-day processing deadline, according to state officials in 15 states. California has the biggest backlog with about 900,000 applications pending as of early June and Illinois – the second highest -- has 283,000 such applications. Meanwhile, New York has no pending Medicaid applications.

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