The governor and state lawmakers should focus on cost-saving measures in health care, which include exploring options in home health care as opposed to care delivered in institutional settings; care delivery through community health care clinics; and encouraging adequate follow-up care as a way to improve outcomes and reduce the need for future additional care.
The state must continue to explore reforms in corrections to reduce prison populations. All four panelists support changes in parole guidelines and enhancing rehabilitation programs and community-based offender treatment. The majority supports exploring sentencing reform as well.
Restore the state's homestead exemption for seniors, but only if means testing is added to determine financial eligibility.