Senate Votes to Extend Federal Funding for State Medicaid Programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a funding measure that includes a six-month extension of the enhanced federal funding level for state Medicaid programs. The measure passed on Thursday by a vote of 61-39.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a funding measure that includes a six-month extension of the enhanced federal funding level for state Medicaid programs. The measure passed on Thursday by a vote of 61-39.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, Va., has advocated for the continuation of the higher federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), which was raised temporarily as a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act enacted in 2009.

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