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Federal Leaders Can Learn From States’ Health Reform, Say Governors
HC Pro - Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media

The National Governors Association (NGA), meeting in Washington this past weekend, took an inward and instructive look at how healthcare reform actions worked—and sometimes failed to work—in their states. But one underlying idea threaded through their comments: Healthcare costs need to be controlled. “There’s a lot of debate in Washington and the state capitals about how we structure paying for healthcare in American—whether it’s publicly funded plans or a privately funded system,” said NGA Chairman James Douglas (R-VT) on Sunday.