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Healthcare advocates promote reform

POLITICO, November 19, 2008

Some healthcare groups are pushing Congress to include funding for threatened health programs in a second economic stimulus package, and AARP is asking lawmakers to provide a temporary boost to Medicaid funding to help states stave off cuts in the program. States are facing a total budget deficit of about $50 billion, and AARP worries that cuts to Medicaid would threaten their health while eroding their economic security.