Riley says health care reform could hurt states

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says health care
reform legislation being pushed by Democrats in Congress would be
devastating to states.

Riley was at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Austin, Texas Thursday.

He joined other Republican governors in opposing the Democratic health care reform plans.

Riley said the proposals before Congress would expand Medicaid
and require states to pick up a larger share of the costs.

He said the proposals could force states to raise taxes to pay the higher Medicaid costs.

Riley complained that Congress seems to be rushing to pass a bill without understanding what it will do.

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