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Governors Beg Obama Administration for Medicaid Flexibility

by Benjamin Domenech on January 19, 2011

In a letter from 33 of the nation’s governors to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the state chief executives demanded that the Administration reconsider requirements which prevent states from managing their Medicaid programs.

“The effect of the federal requirements is unconscionable; the federal requirements force governors to cut other critical state programs, such as education, in order to fund a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to Medicaid,” the governors write in the letter, expected to be the first of many such statements as states deal with the budgetary burden caused by Obama’s law.

Read the letter from the governors here.

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