Medicaid ups deficit request to $89M

JACKSON – The Division of Medicaid now says it needs $88.9 million to plug budget gaps.

The request came Wednesday in the wake of another round of statewide budget cuts from Gov. Phil Bryant.

Last week, Bryant cut most state agencies by 1.4 percent, which amounted to an approximately $13.9 million cut for Medicaid.

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1/19/17