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Senate plan heavy on Medicaid spending

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:39 pm

RALEIGH - Senate Republicans said Monday their two-year budget proposal demonstrates how Medicaid keeps siphoning away money from other priorities, but critics assert that the GOP spending plan keeps taking from the needy and the middle class.

The proposal for state government spending through mid-2015 sets aside $1.2 billion over those two years for additional costs of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance plan for 1.5 million poor and disabled North Carolina residents.

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