Bush Places Medicaid at Top of Priority List

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Jeb Bush isn't going to spend his second to last legislative session sitting back and taking it easy.

His top priority is an ambitious overhaul of the Medicaid program before it consumes even more of the state budget.

Most states are putting a five-year timeframe at achieving massive changes in the federal-state health care program for the poor, but Bush hopes to get it done in 60 days.

That's not the only thing on the governor's to do list for the session that begins March 8th.

He also wants to find a way to better manage growth and continue advancing his education agenda. Beyond that he'll seek to make it more difficult to change the state constitution and address voting problems.


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