Frist confirms Medicaid cuts unlikely

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) told reporters that it is unlikely that Medicaid cuts pursued by the administration will go through this year as a direct result of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) are expected to announce legislation which would guarantee Medicaid payments for program recipients who were displaced by Katrina and relax eligibility requirements so that more people qualify for the program.

- see this story from the Palm Beach Post on Frist
- see this story from UPI on Medicaid coverage