Medicaid Savings Proposals in Federal Budget Discussions

This week, our In Focus section looks some of the proposed changes to the Medicaid pro-gram being discussed as part of the federal FY2012 budget and debt limit negotiations. Medicaid and Medicare are targets by both Democrats and Republicans as potential sources of savings for the Federal budget and as such, it appears increasingly likely that Medicaid will be targeted for federal cost savings in the new fiscal year.

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