Scott Pattison

Report: Decrease in federal funding forces more Medicaid burden on states

Report: Decrease in federal funding forces more Medicaid burden on states

A drop in enhanced federal funding for Medicaid made states increase outlays for the program by an estimated 16.2% in fiscal 2012, according to a new joint report by the National Association of State Budget Officers and National Governors Association.

States to further cut spending in fiscal year 2011, report finds

States to further cut spending in fiscal year 2011, report finds

Fiscal year 2010 presented the most difficult challenge to states' financial management since the Great Depression, according to a new report from the National Governors Association. Fiscal 2011 will be equally challenging, the report said.