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The District of Columbia's attorney general wants a federal judge to decide whether federal prosecutors can examine documents relating to a $7.5 million settlement between the district and its former Medicaid contractor.
Maryland has submitted a plan to the federal government to modernize the state's all-payer rate setting system for hospital services.
District funding for local services is caught in the middle of the tug-of-war over the budget on Capitol Hill. And cash available to keep services running are dwindling without congressional intervention.
The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children's access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.