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$26 Billion FMAP Extension Bill Signed into Law
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President Obama signed into law on Tuesday a bill (HR 1586) passed earlier by the House that includes a six-month extension through June 2011 of Medicaid’s temporary enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for the states. FMAP was introduced last year to help financially strapped states pay for additional Medicaid coverage under the economic stimulus package.