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Senate Proceeding on Dec 20th, 2009 :: 1:03:25 to 1:05:35
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Johnny Isakson

1:03:21 to 1:03:42( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: that states put into medicaid, and i know you're very f with that and i'd ask you to comment on that. eye. mr. isakson: it's what is known as an unfunded mandate. let me put some meat on that bone. the state of georgia this year had a budget of $17 bill the medicaid portion -- justed

Johnny Isakson

1:03:25 to 1:05:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Johnny Isakson

1:03:43 to 1:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: mediid portion in georgia was over $2 billion. so it's approaching, getting close to 16%, 17%, 18% of the entire budget. if this bill passes raising the eligibility from 100% to 150%, than in 2017, georgia would go

Johnny Isakson

1:04:07 to 1:04:28( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: from 2-point -- $1.00 - -- $2.15 billion to over a quarter of billion -- that is a recipe for in our state, like 43 other states in the united states, can't borrow money. we have to have a balanced budget. and if the federal government man dates that we spend $3 billion, we have to cut it out of someplace else in our

Johnny Isakson

1:04:29 to 1:04:49( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: state like he education or our prisons or park systems or somewhere else. you know, it's really ironic, senator chambliss, that you asked me that this morning as i was preparing to come over, i had the television on, and arnold schwarzenegger, e governor of california, was being interviewed. he raised the questions that the

Johnny Isakson

1:04:50 to 1:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: provisions in this amendment will raise by $3 billion the cost of medicaid just in the state of california. a state that last year had to have $6 -- had a $60 billion shortfall and he estimates next year will have a $20 billion shortfall. if we continue in washington to mandate funding and don't put our money behind it, we're pushing our states to the brink

Johnny Isakson

1:05:11 to 1:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: of bankruptcy where a number of them already are. and it's not fair to say we're covering more people when we're bankrupting our state. we're not covering anybody if we're pushing the cost off on someone else. so i appreciate the senior senator from georgia raising that point and i associate myself with governor

Johnny Isakson

1:05:32 to 1:05:35( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: schwarzeneggernd his remarks this morning about urging us not

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