Cassidy said the capped payment for Medicaid makes the state do "a better job of watching the pennies" and helps "protect the federal taxpayer."
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Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana on Tuesday said they're not ready to bank on future plans, however, so the House might want to consider changes to their bill to get it through the Senate.
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