Aide: Dems Pushing For Puerto Rico Medicaid Funding In Omnibus

April 24, 2017 at 7:03 PM
Democratic congressional leadership is pushing to bail out Puerto Rico's Medicaid program through the budget omnibus bill, a Democratic leadership aide told Inside Health Policy . However, lawmakers haven't released details on how much funding they would like to see appropriated and for how long, another congressional staffer said. Puerto Rico, like all U.S. territories, receives its Medicaid funding as a block grant. The current funds are expected to run out around the end of this fiscal year. Forty-nine percent...

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