Two more days of public hearings have been held. Now the Medicaid Reform Commission attempts to digest all that it has been told in an effort to propose change to the Legislature. Commission Chairman Senator Charlie Shields of St. Joseph says a total of 15 days of public testimony has given the Commission plenty of information. Now, it must begin writing its report. Republicans in the Legislature succeeded in pushing cuts to Medicaid through during the regular session. They also set up the Medicaid Reform Commission to propose an overhaul of the system. Democrats opposed the cuts during the session and have been at odds with Republicans during the Commission meetings.
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