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States Lobby “Supercommittee” to Spare Medicaid

State officials are urging the congressional “supercommittee” to spare their Medicaid programs from major federal spending cuts.

State officials from both sides of the political aisle are increasingly working together to lobby the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reject cost-cutting proposals that would hurt their state budgets.  At the same time, many of those officials are supporting proposals to introduce new, money-saving ways to serve so-called dual eligibles – people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Read a Reuters account of the states’ efforts hereSuccessful business man greeting a colleague during a meeting.

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