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Governors plead against Medicaid cuts in debt ceiling talks
Modern Healthcare

With the president and congressional leaders poised for Sunday talks on a debt-ceiling deal, the nation’s governors sent them a letter anticipating their Medicaid funding was about to get hit as a means to cut federal spending. “It has been reported that the target for 10-year total Medicaid reduction is in the neighborhood of $100 billion, or roughly $10 billion a year,” wrote Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, who is chair of the National Governors Association, and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, the association’s vice chair.