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Liberal Democrats rip proposed Medicaid cuts
Modern Healthcare

Leading liberals in Congress blasted separate Republican and Democratic proposals to cut Medicaid spending as part of an end-of-the-year deficit deal but remained open to unspecified Medicare cuts.

Republican proposals to restructure Medicaid from an open entitlement to a fixed-dollar block grant to states and a Democratic proposal to move it into a per-capita grant drew derision from senior Senate and House Democrats during a Tuesday news conference packed with boisterous healthcare union representatives.