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Medicaid Cuts: GOP Governors Fight Against Federal Rules In Budget Clashes

06/14/2011 11:13 pm 23:13:48 | Updated Aug 14, 2011

Faced with severe budget problems, Republican governors are escalating their fight against federal rules requiring states to maintain current levels of health-care coverage for the poor and disabled.

The growing resistance to the federal government over the hugely expensive Medicaid program poses a critical test for President Obama, who has the power to relax the rules for states.

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