Leveraging local funds to expand coverage in lean times

State Coverage Initiat Issue Brief. 2003 Feb;4(1):1-4.


"Lean times" is the phrase that defines most states' current budget environments. State revenue estimates for fiscal year 2002 continue to be revised downward, and the outlook for fiscal year 2003 is generally pessimistic. In these tight budgetary times, many states have made, or are considering making, cuts in state health care spending. One way to reduce spending and the number of uninsured is to leverage local dollars.

MeSH terms

  • Financing, Government*
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Insurance Coverage*
  • Insurance, Health / economics*
  • Local Government
  • Medicaid / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Medically Uninsured
  • State Government*
  • United States