N.H. Governor Shifts Stand To Embrace Medicaid Expansion
"There's no doubt it's been helpful," Gov. Chris Sununu says in an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Meanwhile, Georgia's governor signs a law that will tax hospitals and then draw down more federal funds to operate the state Medicaid program.
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Shifting Tone, Sununu Says Medicaid Expansion Yields "Great Results"
Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program has been a success. That conclusion is a shift from his prior statements about the program, which has provided health insurance to more than 50,000 Granite Staters. (Rodolico, 2/13)
Georgia Governor Signs Hospital ‘Provider Fee’ Measure
Georgia’s Medicaid program received a shot in the arm on Monday when Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure into law that will avert a roughly $900 million gap in Medicaid funding. The governor signed Senate Bill 70 into law after both chambers swiftly approved the measure, which allows the Department of Community Health board to levy a hospital provider fee for another three years. (Bluestein, 2/13)