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States seek slice of federal bailout for Medicaid

Wall Street Journal (blog), December 3, 2008

House Democrats want to pass an economic stimulus package of up to $500 billion in January 2009, and Medicaid is among the programs they'd like to see get extra cash: at least $20 billion more in funding from the federal government. Patient advocates say the money the money is necessary, because several states are cutting Medicaid services due to worsening tax shortfalls.