Raising Women’s Voices

House Leaders Unveil Economic Stimulus Package That Includes Health IT, Medicaid Funding

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on January 16, 2009

On January 15th, Democrats in the House released a proposal that would allocate $20 billion to improve health information technology, and $87 billion to fund state Medicaid programs, increasing the funds used for Medicaid reimbursement by 4.8% for the upcoming fiscal years. In total, the economic stimulus proposal would yield $825 billion to various areas in addition to health care, such as education, infrastructure and tax reform. The package would also provide $8.6 billion for complete federal funding through 2010 for states to offer optional state Medicaid coverage to those that are eligible.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the House will vote on the proposal during the week of January of 26th.

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