Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama delegation split on Medicaid funds

(Mobile) Press-Register article

Although Gov. Bob Riley is counting on added federal money to keep Alabama's Medicaid program fully afloat in the upcoming fiscal year, he's getting little support from his fellow Republicans in Congress, including those in Alabama's delegation.

On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, and Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, voted to shelve a spending package that would have brought Alabama Medicaid about $133 million, according to one outside forecast.

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