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A risky cut to Medicaid

Of all the major spending cuts Gov. Larry Hogan proposed in his budget, the easiest one for him politically may be the $160 million he's seeking to trim out of the Medicaid program. The reason is not just the cynical one, that Medicaid is a Democratic issue and that the people who rely on it probably didn't vote for him anyway, though there may be some truth to that. Rather, the reason Mr. Hogan isn't taking much heat for it so far is that he's merely continuing a cut former Gov. Martin O'Malley enacted through the Board of Public Works earlier this month. Even the state medical society, while opposed to the policy, is holding its fire where Mr. Hogan is concerned...

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