Collapse of Medicaid Extension Squeezes Maryland, Virginia

June 3, 2010  |  

(Washington Examiner) —  The likely collapse of an infusion of federal Medicaid funds leaves officials in Maryland and Virginia confronting hundreds of millions of dollars in new cuts, reductions that state lawmakers only months ago cast as a distant contingency.

The two states expect to have about $800 million less to plug sagging budgets after the House of Representatives stripped the provision — which would have extended by six months the stimulus package’s enhanced Medicaid payments — out of a spending bill. The Senate has yet to consider the measu

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