Johnson questions increased Medicaid spending in eight states

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is questioning whether some states are getting more federal Medicaid dollars than they're entitled to, driving up costs.
Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent letters Wednesday to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator and governors of eight states. The letters, which come one day after Senate Republicans dropped plans to vote on a bill Johnson co-authored to replace Obamacare, seek information on Medicaid expansion, noting costs have come in higher than expected.
Johnson's letter notes federal Med...

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