U.S. Senate inaction costs state Medicaid program nearly $200 million

Huntsville Times article

The Republican-led defeat of a jobs-related bill in the U.S. Senate Thursday knocked a nearly $200 million hole in Alabama's 2011 General Fund Budget.

In addition to extending jobless benefits to millions of out of work around the nation, the bill would have included roughly $197 million for Alabama's Medicaid Agency and Medicaid programs in 29 other states.

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