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In Budget Battle, Republicans See Opening To Roll Back Health Care For The Poor

02/17/2011 11:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After President Obama and House Republicans released their budgets this week, deficit hawks complained loudly that neither party was brave enough to tackle out-of-control entitlement spending. Both parties are now vowing that they'll take on entitlement reform, but the political perils of touching Social Security or Medicare have kept any specific proposals from coming forward. Under the radar, however, Republicans are starting to circle around the entitlement program that's received less attention than the others: Medicaid.

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