TITLE

Pushing for cost savings: GOP legislation challenges Obama's requests

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Rich; Zigmond, Jessica
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;3/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the proposed legislation by Republican Representative Joe Pitts which aims to pull back provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will reduce Medicaid funding to states if their enrollments drop. This legislation was made after the government decided to not grant requests by Republican governors to waive such provisions. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius suggests alternatives that can cut Medicaid costs, such as reducing optional services.
ACCESSION #
59293225

 

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