TITLE

Reduce or revise: Medicaid scrutinized as both sides look for cuts

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Rich
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;5/16/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 20, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the efforts of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to help control spending growth in the 400 billion U.S. dollar Medicaid program. Congressional Democrats have supported an increase in federal taxes to pay for growth in the program. Republican Representative Phil Gingrey of Georgia sponsored legislation that would allow state governments to reduce their Medicaid and CHIP enrollments.
ACCESSION #
60777910

 

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