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Medicaid Spending Projections Fall, Easing Budget Worries

March 18, 2013

West Virginia Public New Service and Hampshie Review – As West Virginia considers extending health care to the working poor by expanding Medicaid, one worry has been widening a program that some have said has an unsustainable budget. However, recent figures show that the threat is subsiding. The Congressional Budget Office has sharply cut its estimate of Medicaid costs for the 10 years ending in 2020. Read