Monday, February 15, 2010

Medicaid costs still leaving states in deep debt ... American Medical News

By Doug Trapp, amednews staff

Although Congress is moving on President Obama's proposal to extend higher levels of federal Medicaid funding by six months, some states might need help for much longer.

Obama's Feb. 1 budget request would provide $25.5 billion to continue enhanced Medicaid support through June 2011 that otherwise would expire at the end of 2010. Governors, state Medicaid directors and others have said the original $87 billion provided in the most recent stimulus act has been a key to sustaining their Medicaid programs.
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