Kaiser Health News
features an interview with former Oregon governor, Dr. John Kitzhaber. When he "was president of the Oregon Senate, the state's languishing economy was tightening the screws on Medicaid outlays. But Kitzhaber, a Democrat, and others wanted to find a way to avoid having to drop residents from the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled, and they came up with a radical idea." Its success "helped earn Kitzhaber, by then the governor, a national profile" (Moore, 10/21). Read entire story.
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