MEDICAID BUDGET CUTS RILE RETAILERS

QUINCY, Mass. -- Retailers are fighting proposals in two states that would drastically cut Medicaid reimbursement rates.Supermarket pharmacies like Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. here, along with major drug chains Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill.; CVS, Woonsocket, R.I.; and Brooks Pharmacy, Warwick, R.I., denounced the Massachusetts state government's plans to trim prescription reimbursement rates by 11%.

QUINCY, Mass. -- Retailers are fighting proposals in two states that would drastically cut Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Supermarket pharmacies like Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. here, along with major drug chains Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill.; CVS, Woonsocket, R.I.; and Brooks Pharmacy, Warwick, R.I., denounced the Massachusetts state government's plans to trim prescription reimbursement rates by 11%. Governor Jane Swift announced the state's reconsideration of the intended cuts last

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