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Federal Deficit Reduction Act


Updated 3/31/2006

On February 1, 2006, the U.S. House of Representatives, by a narrow margin of 216-214, voted to pass the Deficit Reduction Act (DFRA) of 2005 (S. 1932), which includes numerous provisions aimed at denying Medicaid benefits to current and prospective nursing home residents.

CANHR's summary of the bill's highlights is here.

CANHR's more detailed overview is available here.