States Scramble to Solve High Medicaid Costs Texas warns that Medicaid costs could leave the state broke. Florida is considering semi-privatization -- and in Kansas, the governor wants to extend coverage to more who need it. We host a discussion with governors about budgets, health care and the soaring costs of Medicaid.
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States Scramble to Solve High Medicaid Costs

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States Scramble to Solve High Medicaid Costs

States Scramble to Solve High Medicaid Costs

States Scramble to Solve High Medicaid Costs

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Texas warns that Medicaid costs could leave the state broke. Florida is considering semi-privatization — and in Kansas, the governor wants to extend coverage to more who need it. We host a discussion with governors about budgets, health care and the soaring costs of Medicaid.

Guest:

Diane Rowland, executive director of Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Democratic governor of Kansas

Gov. Bob Taft, Republican governor of Ohio