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.
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