Lincoln Chafee

Proposed state Medicaid cuts cause backlash from nursing home operators, wouldn't close budget gap anyway, top official says

Medicaid cost-cutting strategies the Department of Health and Human Services has suggested to states will not be enough to close $175 billion in cumulative budget gaps—and that's the way it should be. And that's according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, based on remarks she made Friday.