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Millions could lose health coverage: Families USA
Modern Healthcare

Millions of people could lose health coverage because key federal safety net assistance was not extended in the recent jobs bill, according to a report released by consumer advocacy group Families USA. The report analyzed the potential effects of the “American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010,” which is expected to be taken up by the Senate as early as this week. The legislative package was approved by the House in a series of votes before the Memorial Day recess, and contains a host of healthcare provisions, including a measure to stop a 21.2% cut to Medicare physician payments through 2011.