Senate Dems will keep pushing for Medicaid aid to ailing states

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Senate Dems will keep pushing for Medicaid aid to ailing states

The Hill – Emergency Medicaid funding will remain a part of the Senate’s failed tax package, a key Senate Democrat insisted on Friday.

Some Democrats have weighed the possibility of separating the Medicaid provision — which would extend emergency federal funding through the first half of 2011 — in hopes of passing it more quickly and preventing severe budget cuts by cash-strapped states, which will begin as early as this week.

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