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June 3, 2020, 8:20 PM

Medicaid Doctors Need Federal Money Faster, Top Lawmakers Say

Alex Ruoff
Alex Ruoff

Republican congressional leaders joined Democrats in a rare bipartisan rebuke of how the Trump administration is sending out emergency funds meant to bolster hospitals and doctors.

The Health and Human Services Department isn’t giving enough money to doctors who rely heavily on Medicaid funds, the group said in a letter Wednesday to Secretary Alex Azar .

Signing the letter were Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Finance Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the panel’s ranking member, as well as Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the ...

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