Raulerson testifies before Congressional committee

Published 11:30 am Thursday, April 3, 2008

By Staff
Brewton pediatrician Dr. Marsha Raulerson spoke to a U.S. House subcommittee Thursday, urging Congress to block Medicaid cuts that she said could hurt millions of children.
Raulerson spoke on behalf of the 60,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP is seeking passage of a House bill to protect Medicaid funding. New proposed regulations would cut Medicaid funding to the states by an estimated $50 billion over the next five years. Services that could be cut include:
"Children, and especially the most vulnerable children with special health-care needs, must not be thrown overboard," Raulerson said in her testimony. "Congress must ensure that no child who is currently covered under Medicaid loses his or her access to care as a result of these administrative actions."
For more details on the bill and Raulerson's testimony, see Sunday's edition of The Brewton Standard.