States see Medicaid rolls expand as tax revenues shrink

12/22/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Job cuts are forcing more people nationwide to turn to Medicaid for health care. States are seeing increases in Medicaid rolls while simultaneously struggling with decreases in tax revenues. Some states already have proposed cuts in Medicaid spending. Governors are lobbying the incoming Obama administration for an extra $40 billion in federal Medicaid assistance to help them balance their budgets.

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