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Governors press HHS for reimbursement
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s governors are asking HHS to reimburse states for healthcare coverage they say falls under the responsibility of the Medicare program. In a letter from the National Governors Association to HHS Kathleen Sebelius (PDF), the governors assert that, for decades, states have paid for healthcare services to persons with disabilities who were mistakenly denied Social Security disability insurance by the Social Security Administration and consequently did not receive Medicare coverage.