Charlie Baker says overhauling the state's Medicaid program will be an early priority as he looks ahead to crafting his budget proposal for the new fiscal year.

Baker said spending on MassHealth has surged ahead of other health and human service programs and is growing at an unsustainable rate.

Baker told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday that one problem is people who are double-enrolled in MassHealth and private insurance plans. He said the state has to work to find those individuals and take them off MassHealth.

Baker also said he plans to meet with other governors from neighboring states soon to discuss energy policy.

Baker said energy prices in the New England area are costlier than in other parts of the country.