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Tens of Thousands in State Medicaid Suit

A lawsuit against the state of Mississippi seeks to undo the largest Medicaid cutback in the nation. Some 48,000 elderly and disabled people have been dropped from eligibility in order to conserve funds. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.

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NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.