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Friday, September 21, 2018

Hurricane Anniversary Highlights Puerto Rico’s Need for Adequate Medicaid Funding [feedly]

Hurricane Anniversary Highlights Puerto Rico's Need for Adequate Medicaid Funding
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/hurricane-anniversary-highlights-puerto-ricos-need-for-adequate-medicaid-funding

A year after Hurricane Maria took an extraordinary human and economic toll on Puerto Rico, the island faces immediate recovery tasks as well as longer-term challenges that predated the storm, including a decade-long recession and an overwhelming debt burden. Inadequate federal Medicaid funding — far less than what Puerto Rico would have received if it were a state — has contributed significantly to the island's financial problems.  

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