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Medicaid to take bigger bite of state budgets, report says
Modern Healthcare

While overall state budgets are expected to grow slowly over the next few years, according to a biannual report from state political and budget leaders (PDF), Medicaid is expected to consume an increasing share of them. State general-fund spending for fiscal 2012 is forecast to increase 2.9% to $666.6 billion, including a $19.4 billion increase for Medicaid and minus a $3.2 billion reduction for higher education.

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