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Supercommittee: To Act or Not to Act on Medicaid?

Would it be better for urban safety-net hospitals if Congress failed to adopt any Medicaid proposals offered by the congressional supercommittee (the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction)?

If Congress rejects the committee’s proposals, a number of federal spending cuts automatically take effect immediately – but Medicaid is exempt from those cuts.

Or does it make more sense for Congress to tackle Medicaid, once and for all?

Read an interesting Kaiser Health News blogCongress Chamber that addresses this issue.

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