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    Pharmaceutical Drug Addiction

    The topic of opioid addiction was on the agenda of the nation’s governors at their annual winter meeting in Washington, DC. They talked with a panel about expanding treatment, sharing medical…

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    National Governors Association, Discussion on Prescription Drug Abuse

    Governors met to discuss the best methods to combat the problem of prescription drug abuse. Guest speakers included former Representative Mary Bono (R-CA), co-founder of the Congressional Csucus on…

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    Governors on Health Care Services

    Governors discussed health care issues, including ways of containing costs and revising current fee-for-service payment systems to those that are outcome based. The governors heard about some…

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    State Approaches to Prescription Drug Abuse

    Members of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee discussed state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. Governor Bentley of Alabama in his remarks emphasized the need for…

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    Sustainability of the Medicaid Program

    Governors called for more flexibility from the federal government on health care at the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee meeting. Members talked about the…

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    Transforming the Workforce System

    Governors held a session on the future of the American workforce. Among the topics they addressed were worker skills and training, investing in education programs, the state of the economy and the need…

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    Special Session on Infrastructure Development

    In a special session of the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, participants talked about infrastructure repair and improvement, potential economic benefits of…

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    Health Care Reform

    A panel discussion was held on health care reform. Representative John Dingell spoke on spiraling health care costs to Medicare, Medicaid, and businesses and individuals, and he talked about…

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    State Actions on Global Climate Change

    Mr. Johnson and climate scientists spoke to the Natural Resources Committee about global climate change and public policy. They talked about possible gubernatorial policy tools to address…

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    Health Care Reform

    At the 2007 annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the Health and Human Services Committee presented a forum on health care. Health officials and professionals presented…

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    Alternative Transportation Fuels

    At the 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the Natural Resources Committee heard presentations on the topic, “Challenges Facing the Expanded Use of Alternative…

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    Telecommunications Reforms and Initiatives

    At the 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the program of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee held a meeting on the topic “State Reforms and Federal…

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    Education and Science Careers

    As part of the 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the Education, Early Childhood, and Workforce Committee, moderated by Governor Pawlenty (R-MN) and Governor Gregoire (D-WA),…

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    The States and Health Care

    At the 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the Health and Human Services Committee presented a forum on the state of health care and education in the United States. Chaired by…

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    Healthcare Information Technology

    NGA Health and Human Services Committee members questioned experts about healthcare information technology. Among the issues they addressed were privacy concerns, health care administration…

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    Media Coverage of State Issues

    Well-known journalists discussed ways the national media covers state issues. Topics included bureau reporters, state stories that become national, deadlines, pictures, and priorities. They…

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