Medicaid a Prime Target for State Budget Cuts

While the health care debate has been focused on President Obama and Congress for the last several months, each state still has a great deal to say about health care spending within its borders. Nowhere is this more the case than in Medicaid. As I point out in my new opinion piece, “Trimming the New Mexico Budget,” New Mexico could reduce its budget deficit and improve its Medicaid system by targeting the long term care program within Medicaid for significant savings and giving low income recipients greater control over the resources given them under Medicaid.