Posted: Dec 3, 2009 11:43 AM by Kelly Spell
Updated: Dec 3, 2009 11:44 AM
Millions of dollars in Medicaid money for Louisiana may be removed from health care reform legislation in the Senate.
Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, introduced an amendment Wednesday to strip a provision in the bill that would send $100 million to Louisiana. Critics say the money was included in the bill to convince Senator Mary Landrieu to approve the legislation.
Landrieu's office called the move a "political stunt."
The state's Medicaid program is anticipating a deficit unless the money comes through.