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Fri November 20, 2009
WVAS Local

Gov Riley says health care bill will burden states

Montgomery, AL – - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says health care
reform legislation being pushed by Democrats in Congress would be
devastating to states.
Riley was at the Republican Governors Association annual
conference in Austin, Texas Thursday. He joined other Republican
governors in opposing the Democratic health care reform plans.
Riley said the proposals before Congress would expand Medicaid
and require states to pick up a larger share of the costs. He said
the proposals could force states to raise taxes to pay the higher
Medicaid costs.
Riley complained that Congress seems to be rushing to pass a
bill without understanding what it will do.