States see revenues increasing in fiscal 2011, but challenges remain

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 13, 2010

Print  |   Email  |   Respond  |   Reprints  |   Like Facebook  |   Share Twitter  |   Tweet Linkedin

States expect their fiscal 2011 general fund revenues to be $26 billion greater than fiscal 2010. However, states still face significant budget deficits next summer as funding from the 2009 economic stimulus package expires, according to the National Assn. of State Budget Officers' Fall 2010 Fiscal Survey of States, released Dec. 1.

States anticipate receiving $636 billion in revenues in fiscal 2011. However, state revenues lag behind the pre-recession peak of $680 billion in fiscal 2008.

States closed $230 billion in budget deficits between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2011. But significantly more cuts or new revenues will be needed to make up for the loss of stimulus funding beginning in July 2011 for most states. The stimulus package provided about $107 billion to states in fiscal 2010 and $89 billion in fiscal 2011, including tens of billions in additional Medicaid funding.

The report is available online (link).

Note: This item originally appeared at

Back to top



Read story

Confronting bias against obese patients

Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity. Read story

Read story


American Medical News is ceasing publication after 55 years of serving physicians by keeping them informed of their rapidly changing profession. Read story

Read story

Policing medical practice employees after work

Doctors can try to regulate staff actions outside the office, but they must watch what they try to stamp out and how they do it. Read story

Read story

Diabetes prevention: Set on a course for lifestyle change

The YMCA's evidence-based program is helping prediabetic patients eat right, get active and lose weight. Read story

Read story

Medicaid's muddled preventive care picture

The health system reform law promises no-cost coverage of a lengthy list of screenings and other prevention services, but some beneficiaries still might miss out. Read story

Read story

How to get tax breaks for your medical practice

Federal, state and local governments offer doctors incentives because practices are recognized as economic engines. But physicians must know how and where to find them. Read story

Read story

Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future

Accountable care organizations that pay doctors up-front bring practice improvements, but it's unclear yet if program actuaries will see a return on investment. Read story

Read story

Physician liability: Your team, your legal risk

When health care team members drop the ball, it's often doctors who end up in court. How can physicians improve such care and avoid risks? Read story

  • Stay informed
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS
  • LinkedIn