The resident commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer González, has been in talks with the republican leadership in Congress and with US Health secretary, Tom Price. (Archive / GFR Media)

In a new race against the clock, the Congress will attempt to pass a budget resolution this week to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government, a measure in which the Puerto Rican authorities would like to include a ‘bridge’ allocation to offset the depletion, in October, of the $1.2 billion a year in Medicaid funds granted by the Obamacare law.


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