Jim Douglas says he’s come to the conclusion that health care is key to
economic development. Douglas is chairman of the National Governors Association and has made health
care his top priority for the year.
care will be the special focus of Governor Jim Douglas over the next year as he
heads up the National Governors Association. One
of his primary objectives will be protecting states from shouldering too much
cost from the initiatives being developed in Congress.
The nation’s governors say they welcome the
money flowing to states from President Obama’s landmark stimulus plan and are
playing down disagreements among some Republicans in their ranks about how the
dollars should be spent.
Most Republican governors,
including Governor Jim Douglas, have broken with their GOP colleagues in
Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama’s economic aid
plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health
Governor Jim Douglas says he’ll encourage President-elect Barack Obama to
consider increasing support for Medicaid and transportation projects. Douglas will meet with Obama on Tuesday at the National
Governors Association meeting.