Governors Assoc. releases Medicaid recommendations

The National Governors Association released a set of proposals yesterday designed to help Congress curb Medicaid spending. Many, but not all of the suggestions from the bipartisan group are expected to find support among lawmakers. The group's proposals include giving states the authority to set premiums, deductibles and co-payments for Medicaid participants, and tighter rules governing spending on nursing homes. The Governors also say they want federal backing for pool purchases of both insurance and prescription drugs.

- see this story from The New York Times

ALSO: The Sacramento Bee reports that, as ever, Medicaid cost increases in California are "unsustainable." Story