Governors Wary of Health Overhaul

Governors from both sides of the aisle are deeply concerned about the emerging health-care bill in Congress, saying states will foot the bill for new Medicaid obligations. The National Governors' Association’s summer meeting took place this weekend in Mississippi, where governors commiserated about the coming measures. “We can’t have the Congress impose requirements that we are forced to absorb beyond our capacity to do so,” said Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. The opposition is yet another roadblock in President Obama's plan to push through health care in the next few weeks. The Governors' Association predicts that states will face combined deficits of $200 billion over the next three years.