Mass. threatened with Medicaid cut off

The federal government has threatened to cut off $385 million in Medicaid funding to Massachusetts unless the state takes action to reduce the program's spending. The move appears to signal a more aggressive stance from Washington in the year-long battle to control healthcare spending on the state level. Analysts point out that threatening to cut off Medicaid may be a dangerous political move, as opponents can argue low-income and at-risk populations are being unfairly targeted.

- see this article from the Boston Globe