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Doctors urge against Nevada Medicaid cuts

AP/San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2009
Doctors and patients are speaking out against Nevada Medicaid cuts proposed by Gov. Jim Gibbons, urging lawmakers to reinstate funding with money from the federal stimulus plan. Several doctors spoke out against the cuts at a Senate-Assembly budget subcommittee, and said that without adequate reimbursement they could no longer afford to serve Medicaid patients. The state's Medicaid caseload is projected to grow by over 8% in each of the next two years.