Wednesday, January 14, 2009

RI Congressmen Unhappy with Gov's Medicaid Changes

In follow up to an issue previously looked at, we note that the Providence Journal reports that "All four members of the state's Congressional delegation sent Governor Carcieri a letter Tuesday, warning that the proposed Medicaid overhaul that he is promoting 'could pose serious risks to the Medicaid program, leading to unprecedented cuts' to both patients and providers.
In their letter, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy reiterated many of the concerns that have been voiced during three days of State House hearings, namely: that the administration has not yet spelled out what it is going to do to the government-paid medical insurance program that covers 180,00-plus Rhode Islanders."

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