Price: Puerto Rico Needs $900 Million More For Medicaid

April 26, 2017 at 3:57 PM
Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program will need a $900 million infusion from Congress to operate through June 2018, HHS Secretary Tom Price told members of the Senate Puerto Rico commission. Price added that CMS has eased this year’s deadline to finalize Medicaid managed care contracts -- which would allow funding for the program to be included in the upcoming budget bill. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) had asked Price to help Congress...

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