Republicans question Gov Reynolds plan to cut $10,000,000 from Medicaid

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Republicans question Gov. Reynolds’ plan to cut $10 million from Medicaid

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press Published 12:39 p.m. CT Jan. 21, 2018

Iowa Republicans have started wading through the hard realities of mid-year budget cuts, and some are expressing reservations about a proposal from Gov. Kim Reynolds to reduce $10 million from the state’s health care program for the poor and disabled.

The cut to Medicaid would be the largest of Reynolds’ nearly $30 million in reductions to the current $7.2 billion budget that runs through June. Her staff claims it won’t reduce services, but there isn’t enough data to back up the argument and Reynolds will ultimately have to make her case to fellow Republicans who control the Legislature.

Read the full article at the Des Moines Register.