Medicaid underfunded to start year, director tells lawmakers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s Medicaid director says there are straightforward reasons the program is requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the budget year.

David Dzielak says legislators didn’t put enough money into Medicaid in the first place. Plus, it was one of the agencies affected by state budget cuts in September.

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1/10/17