Puerto Rico Faces Health, Budget Crises Needing Congressional Attention

CQ News: Puerto Rico Zika Outbreak Highlights Medicaid Woes
“Puerto Rico is facing three converging crises demanding congressional attention: hundreds of cases of Zika, a $72 billion fiscal disaster, and growing financial concerns about its Medicaid program. As lawmakers consider a $1.1 billion package to combat the nationwide spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that causes birth defects, the territory’s longstanding problems with funding its joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor are coming to a head…” (Evans, 6/2).

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