The U.S Senate's plan to replace Obamacare would cut funding for Medicaid and other health insurance subsidies by more than $1 billion a year within five years. That has many lawmakers , doctors, hospitals and patients across Massachusetts in a state of alarm. "Where in this bill is the protection for children," asks Dr. Jonathan Davis , the chief of newborn medicine at Tufts Medical Center, as he stands in the hospital's NICU among babies who weigh as little as 1 pound. Roughly 60 percent of babies in the Tufts NICU are covered by Medicaid. Davis pauses in front of an incubator that holds a tiny girl, just a few days old, who weighs 2.5 pounds. Her little lungs pump several times a second. "The fact is, she's in room air, so she's breathing entirely...
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In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk