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Medicaid reimbursement boost fails
Modern Healthcare

Democratic leaders in the Senate failed to sway moderates to vote for a package of tax measures and safety net health spending on Thursday, effectively sinking measures that would have extended a higher level of federal Medicaid reimbursement and aid for the unemployed. Earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that those provisions could be held in a sort of legislative limbo for months. The Senate expects to begin debate on legislation focused on boosting small business.