White House 'Disappointed' Spending Bill Includes $300 Million For Puerto Rico's Medicaid Program

By Michelle M. Stein / May 2, 2017 at 6:28 PM
As the spending deal heads toward a vote, the White House raised concerns the legislation includes about $300 million for Puerto Rico's Medicaid program without underlying reforms -- though the administration's Statement of Administrative Policy released Tuesday (May 2) still recommends the president sign the bill. “The Administration is also disappointed that this bill provides almost $300 million for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program without underlying reforms to Puerto Rico’s struggling healthcare system, which, like so many aspects of the United...

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