Published in Law and Health Weekly, April 22nd, 2006
Congress set aside $2 billion for this purpose in the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) signed into law by President Bush February 8. The balance of the funds will be used to cover future costs for the states. In turn, this funding will allow states to claim approximately $4.5 billion in federal matching funds.
“Last year, when disaster struck, President Bush promised to make states whole for the cost of caring for their neighbors,” Secretary Leavitt said. “Through the DRA,...
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