SPOTLIGHT: Bill could include Medicaid funding increase

As federal legislators work on a second package to stimulate the declining U.S. economy, they're including additional funds for state Medicaid programs. However, some observers say it's unlikely to get through unless legislators find a way to fund the Medicaid increases as they're doled out, possibly through tax increases--and those are unlikely to win favor with congressional Republicans and the White House, according to Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT). Article

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