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Congress May Vote to Halt Medicaid Changes
(2008-04-21)
(wgvu) - ANSING, Mich. (AP) - Congress is poised to take up a measure
that would stop Medicaid changes from taking effect that critics
say would cut services and cost the states $50 billion over five
years.
Michigan Representative John Dingell is leading the fight to
pass the bill. He said Monday in a conference call with reporters
that Michigan could lose nearly $4 billion over five years. He said
children and people with disabilities would be hurt by the new
rules.
The rules changes also would take away funds for treating the
indigent from some hospitals and community health programs and end
payments for graduate medical education.
President Bush has said he would veto the legislation, but
Dingell says it has a lot of bipartisan support and a veto override
is possible.
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