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Governors fear Medicaid costs in health plan

New York Times, July 20, 2009

The nation's governors have voiced deep concern about the shape of the healthcare plan emerging from Congress, fearing that Washington was about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without money to pay for them. Although many governors said significant change in how the nation handles healthcare was needed, they said their deep-seated fiscal troubles made it a terrible time to shift costs to the states.