Many states in survival mode; cuts are likely

December 2008
State Health Watch;Dec2008, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p5
The article focuses on the impact of the economic downturn on the health care programs of several U.S. states as of December 2008. New York Governor David A. Paterson ordered spending cuts in state agency operations and asked the legislature to propose a plan of about $1.5 billion in budget cuts. The economic downturn has increased enrollment in Connecticut's Health Care for Uninsured Kids and Youth (HUSKY) program by 2% between September and October. It notes the preparations being made by Maine to implement cuts as revenues fail to meet forecasts.


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