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No Easy Answer for States' Medicaid Woes, Berwick Says

There is "no simple answer" for Medicaid funding problems plaguing the states as they grapple with massive budget deficits, the Medicare chief said Thursday afternoon. With a majority of the states asking the federal government to ease Medicaid requirements, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Don Berwick said his agency is engaged with the states to find funding solutions "while protecting beneficiaries."