NGA Chairman: Medicaid Talks Progressing

Vadum, Matthew
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/2/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32081, p5
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The article reports that the chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner said yesterday that the nation's governors, the Bush administration, and Congress are making progress in negotiations over restructuring the joint state-federal Medicaid program, whose costs have skyrocketed in recent years. The optimism apparent in Warner's comments, which came on the final day of the NGA's two-day annual winter meeting, contrasted starkly with the pessimistic outlook two of his fellow Democrats, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, expressed the day before.


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