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Barbour: States need flexibility on health care
San Francisco Chronicle

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, considering a White House bid, said Tuesday that states need more flexibility to devise their health care programs for the poor and predicted costs would skyrocket under the health care overhaul pushed by the Obama administration.

Barbour said his home state had held down Medicaid costs by requiring face-to-face meetings to determine eligibility for most recipients and promoting the use of generic drugs.