Medicaid Costs a Major Drag on States, Harvard Report Says
- Cashing Out. Barrett, Katherine; Greene, Richard // Governing;May2005, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p73
Explores the issues and factors involved in expenditure estimation of the U.S. government. Similarity between the household and the state government in terms of cost estimation; Members of consensus revenue forecasting committee; Basis of presenting a budget for Medicaid; Areas where problems...
- Structural deficits plague state budgets nationwide. Barkey, Patrick // Indianapolis Business Journal;4/19/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p38
Reports on the impact of structural deficits on state budgets in the U.S. Increase in the broad-based taxes; Growth in state government's role in financing education and Medicaid; Imbalance between revenue growth and expenditure growth.
- State Funding for AIDS Patient Care Increased 160% in 1989. // American Journal of Public Health;Jan1990, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p46
The article focuses on the increase in the state government funding for AIDS patient care in fiscal year 1989 in the United States, based on figures in a report released by the George Washington University AIDS Policy Center on October 17, 1989. The states of California, Florida, Massachusetts...
- The perplexity of managing Medicaid drug costs. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Nov2005, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p18
The article cites that the U.S. federal government wants to shift more program costs onto state governments, but states are unable to sustain the program's increasing administrative costs. Prescription drug cost have been a major contributor to the challenging fiscal climate of state Medicaid...
- Deficit Reduction: the States' Priorities. // State Legislatures;Oct/Nov2011, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p08
The article discusses the call by members of the National Conference of State Legislature (NCSL) for the congressional committee to find 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars in savings without shifting the financial burden to the states. It indicates that the states' priorities are relief from Medicaid...
- N.Y. Comptroller McCall Charges Department Of Health Failed To Recover Misspent Medicaid Funds. // Insurance Advocate;4/22/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 15, p12
Deals with the amount that the New York Department of Health has failed to collect in misspent Medicaid funds according to an audit by New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall.
- NEBRASKA: Medicaid Off the Charts. Devitt, Caitlin // Bond Buyer;8/25/2010, Vol. 373 Issue 33372, p9
The article discusses a fiscal analysis which indicates that the state government of Nebraska could lose 766 million dollars over the next 10 years because of its expansion of the Medicaid program.
- Texas' Endangered Surplus. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;02/08/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31073, p1
Reports on the Texas Senate Finance Committee's plan to hold a meeting to discuss the threat posed by the increasing Medicaid payments on Texas' budget surplus. Estimated cost of indigent health care; Increase for the state's share of Medicaid costs; State budget surplus predicted by the state...
- Rx for Medicaid: HMOs? Stainburn, Samantha // Crain's Chicago Business;9/26/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 39, p18
Presents an interview with Joel Menges, vice-president of Falls Church, Virginia-based Lewin Group, about his claim that switching to an HMO-only Medicaid program could save Illinois $1.5 billion over five years. Discussion on the issue of reducing Medicaid spending without cutting benefits to...