Area Schools Set to Lose Millions under Medicaid Policy Changes

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The Washington Post

Educators nationwide are protesting a Bush administration rule that would cut about $3.6 billion over the next five years from Medicaid funding for disabled students. The rule, which takes effect in June unless Congress intervenes, will prohibit schools from billing Medicaid for busing special education students, enrolling children in Medicaid and other administrative costs. Educators say the expenses would force schools to cut general education programs and staff, and could reduce the number of students receiving Medicaid. Feb. 3,