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Safety net providers wary about Medicaid’s place in debt talks
Modern Healthcare

As Congress and the White House brace for intense deficit-reduction negotiations, the nation’s safety net providers are anxious about what changes might be in store for Medicaid. On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers must consider revenue and spending in their attempt to reach a grand bargain on reducing the nation’s federal deficit. A few hours later, President Barack Obama said the plan he highlighted during his re-election campaign calls for lowering the deficit in a “balanced and responsible way.”