Sunday, February 24, 2008

Governors of Both Parties Oppose Medicaid Rules - New York Times

Since the cost of Medicaid is shared by the federal and state governments, any cuts by the federal government will impact state government's budgets. Here, you can see that it's not a partisan issue. Governor's of both parties are seeking to reduce the impact on their state budgets. But, as we will discuss in class, the cost of Medicare is rising rapidly, so, the federal government, naturally, needs to reduce the cost of the program, or raise taxes. What do you think? Are these rule changes too stringent, or are they a prudent cost-cutting measure?
Governors of Both Parties Oppose Medicaid Rules - New York Times

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