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AIR DATE: January 29, 2010

Nevada officials are looking for some drastic remedies to the state's budget crisis. Gov. Jim Gibbons wanted to wipe out Medicaid. That's the program that uses mostly federal money to provide health care for the poor. The governor has since backed off, but he still says Medicaid is too expensive. Would cutting it have saved money? And how much? We talk to proponents of the plan and opponents who say the budget savings are an illusion.

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