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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Federal Government Cutting Funds to Medicare Program

The States are all reporting in and on the record as saying that cuts to medicare funding will help cause an unfavorable chain of events! Here is what Senate Majority Leader is doing about it:

Reid Working To Restore Medicaid Funds In "Extenders" Bill. CQ Today (6/8, Rubin, subscription required) reports, "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to undo a cut in aid to states that the House made to a tax and benefits bill that the Senate is scheduled to consider this week." Notably, "the House passed the bill (HR 4213) last month after paring it to satisfy members concerned about its cost. Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he wants to put back billions of dollars of funding designed to help states cope with higher Medicaid costs during the recession." This "bill would also revive expired tax breaks, extend expanded unemployment insurance through Nov. 30 and prevent a scheduled payment cut to doctors under Medicare through 2011."

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