Connecticut lawmakers want to bring back LPN program; Georgia mulls hospital, health plan tax to close $600M Medicaid gap;

> Two Connecticut state legislators have come together in an effort to reinstate a licensed practical nurse education program previously suspended to close the state's budget deficit. Article

> The state of Georgia is expecting a whopping $608 million Medicaid deficit for fiscal year 2011, one which it hopes to offset by taxing hospitals and managed care insurers. Article

> A group of physicians, senior advocates and military groups came together yesterday to urge the permanent repeal of the existing Medicare physician payment formula, one which they say threatens care access for those on Medicare and TRICARE. Article

> So, we're finally beginning to see a stabilizing economy. What plans has your organization set to respond to the improved financial climate? FierceHealthFinance

And Finally... If you can't do the time, don't pitch the taco. Article