Gov. Pawlenty acted quickly on his threat to veto the GAMC bill. In a letter to the Legislature, Pawlenty wrote:
"I initially vetoed the program in May, 2009 because its costs were skyrocketing out of control, and the program was badly in need of reform. Senate File 2168 does not represent meaningful reform and does not address fundamental costs issues. It essentially re-established GAMC in its prior form, while reducing provider reimbursement rates by 50 percent."
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