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President’s FY 2009 Budget and Medicaid

President’s FY 2009 Budget and Medicaid

The President released his Fiscal Year 2009 budget plan in January 2008. The President would reduce federal Medicaid spending by over $17 billion over the next five years by reducing the federal match rate for certain services, making changes to managed care, long-term care, reimbursement for prescription drugs and making other administrative changes. This fact sheet summarizes the proposals and potential implications.

Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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