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States Decry Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

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States Decry Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

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States Decry Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

States Decry Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

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In his fiscal 2006 budget, President Bush proposes cutting up to $60 billion in Medicaid funding to states over the next decade. The joint state-federal health insurance program helps pay for medical care for 50 million of the nation's poor. Hear Diane Rowland, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and NPR's Jacki Lyden.