Mississippi Medicaid Asks For $75 Million
Mississippi Medicaid officials are requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the budget year and the program’s director says the reasons why are clear.
David Dzielak argues legislators didn’t put enough money into Medicaid in the first place. It was one of the agencies affected by state budget cuts in September.
Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the needy and many of its services are mandated by the federal government meaning there’s little flexibility in how Medicaid can cut costs.