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Medicaid Dominates Out-of-Session Discussions

Medicaid programs continue to place pressures on state budgets.  Even though the fiscal environment  in many states has eased, forecasters predict tightening revenues and additional budgetary pressures in the near-term.  The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured recently released a briefing on State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid (pdf, opens in a new window).  NAMI leaders should review this document and use it to contemplate possible legislative intervention in state legislatures in the 2006 legislative sessions.