November 27, 2006

YET THE GOP RAN ON PERPETUAL WAR:

Medicaid spending sees first decline (Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY)

Medicaid spending has declined unexpectedly this year, the first drop since the health program for the poor was created in 1965. [...]

Medicaid spending fell 1.4% in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period a year ago, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The drop was even greater — an unprecedented a 5.4% decline — after adjusting for the rate of health care inflation. [...]

"States have made really aggressive changes in how care is managed in Medicaid," Arizona Medicaid Director Anthony Rodgers said. "Every state has taken a different approach, but the success can be seen almost everywhere."


Democrats have vowed to reverse this.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2006 7:49 AM
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