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AHA: Congress Must Expand Medicaid Share Now to Avoid State Health and Hospital Cuts
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The American Hospital Association is giving its campaign to extend federal Medicaid funding another strong push, saying that if Congress waits too long to provide relief, states and hospitals may be forced to further cut critical staff and curtail healthcare programs for the poor. “We don’t have updated figures for 2009 yet, but one third of hospitals were losing money in 2008,” says Caroline Steinberg, AHA trends analysis vice president.