The National Governors Association has developed a package of proposals that could help private health insurers and long term care insurers.[@@]
The NGA, Washington, came up with the package in an effort to cut state Medicaid spending. Many of the proposals deal specifically with the mechanics of the Medicaid program, but one is a recommendation that the federal government subsidize the pools that states establish for insuring the health of residents who are at a high risk of filing big medical claims.
The package also encourages Congress to provide tax credits to help individuals and small businesses buy private health insurance.