States are gaining access to Medicare data for the first time and using it to target high-risk populations in an effort to lower health costs. View our series on aging in America at governing.com/generations.
Source: AP/San Francisco Chronicle | California |
September 26, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving vehicle before signing legislation that will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.