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Government spending on healthcare for the poor jumped 37% in 3 years, report shows


Federal spending on healthcare programs for the poor grew 37% between fiscal years 2008 and 2011, a government report released Thursday shows.

Health quality measures approved for adult Medicaid recipients as program faces growing pains

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services likely will focus on 24 health quality measures when evaluating care received by adult Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a draft from an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality advisory panel released last week.