Governor Riley to make announcement about Medicaid

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bob Riley will make an announcement about Medicaid in Birmingham.

The governor will be at Children's Hospital to announce the long standing disagreement with the federal government over Medicaid funding is over.  A new agreement will allow the state to keep $500-million dollars.

The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services had threatened to withhold the money because of what it viewed as years of overpayments.

Governor Riley says that would hurt those who depend on Medicaid.

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