States Scramble to Reduce Healthcare Costs

As healthcare costs go up, governors are offering ideas about covering more people while spending less. In Florida, private companies will have a bigger role in running Medicaid. Massachusetts may mandate that some people buy their own plan. Health policy experts examine health care strategies around the nation.

Guests:

Julie Rovner, NPR's health policy correspondent

Timothy Murphy, secretary of Health and Human Services for the state of Massachusetts

Alan Levine, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Gov. Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois; signed into law a plan to insure all children in the state

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