Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA)

Lawmakers attempt to keep nursing home 'bed hold' program alive in MA

Massachusetts lawmakers revised a state spending plan this week that would restore a $6-million "bed hold" program for nursing homes.

Medicaid a possible target as governors warn constituents about budget struggles

New governors, 26 of whom were elected in November, are facing deep fiscal problems. Many are taking a hard look at Medicaid as a source of budget savings.