Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson joined other governors last week in support of a proposal to continue a $25 billion program of emergency federal aid to state Medicaid programs.

The Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage program is part of the federal stimulus effort. FMAP is set to expire at the end of 2010, but Parkinson said Kansas and many other states developed ­fiscal 2011 budgets that assumed Congress would extend the aid program through 2011.

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