Medicaid Costs a Major Drag on States, Harvard Report Says

Vadum, Matthew
July 2004
Bond Buyer;7/6/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31919, p5
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Discusses the report, “Facing the fiscal crises in state governments: National problem, national responsibilities,” from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government which showed that current policies governing Medicaid are to be blamed for the fiscal imbalance between states and the federal government. Effects of spending pressures from Medicaid and other programs on state governments, according to Robert D. Behn and Elizabeth K. Keating, authors of the study; Growth of federal spending on Medicaid; Behn and Keating's recommendation to split the Medicaid into two programs.


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