Feds withhold $75M in Medicaid funding from Texas

October 8, 2014 10:08 PM

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Federal regulators say they're denying Texas $75 million in funding for a new health care program because the state violated program rules by allowing private hospitals to receive federal dollars.

The Houston Chronicle reports the multibillion-dollar program was created with money used to reimburse hospitals for "charity care." Program rules allow a federal match for state dollars allocated to hospitals to cover the costs of patients who can't pay, but not for dollars put up by private and no...

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