Will Alabama Pull the Plug on Medicaid?

Medicaid is a vital part of our state's health system and overall economy. For the current budget year, the projected Medicaid shortfall is $60 million in state money. The loss of $160 million more in federal matching funds brings the total 2004 funding gap to $220 million. Medicaid has been unable to pay providers on time since early December. To address this crisis, the administration proposes a combination of Medicaid cuts and revenue band-aids.

This fact sheet This fact sheet outlines the critical concerns facing the 2004 Alabama Medicaid budget.

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