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Medical vendor payments

These medical benefits are received by low&-;income individuals; the benefits are called vendor payments because they are measured as the payments to the vendors of the medical services. These payments consist mainly of the payments made through intermediaries to the vendors for care provided to individuals under the federally assisted, state&-;administered medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but these payments also include payments made under the general assistance medical programs of state and local governments.