Posted by | June 17, 2011 17:22 | Filed under: Top Stories


By Yashwanth Manjunath

With large cuts to Social Security and Medicare off the table thanks to the powerful influence of the AARP and the unpopularity of the Paul Ryan budget plan, bipartisan debt negotiators are focusing on Medicaid for the bulk of their spending cuts. According to Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, “Medicaid suddenly looks like the sacrificial lamb.”

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