The disclosure to legislative budget leaders comes as Virginia is struggling with other monetary problems. News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Connecticut and Kansas.
The Washington Post:
Budget Leaders: Va.’s Medicaid Program Will Need An Extra $281 Million
Virginia’s Medicaid program will need an extra $281 million during the current two-year budget, adding to the state’s already substantial budget woes and reviving Richmond’s bitterly partisan battle over expanding health-care for the poor. The projected cost overrun, disclosed to legislative budget leaders Tuesday, comes on top of the $9.3 billion the state had budgeted to fund the health-care program through fiscal years 2017 and 2018. (Vozzella, 11/2)
Richmond Times Dispatch:
Virginia Medicaid Costs To Rise Again As Governor Prepares New Push For Expansion
The cost of Virginia’s Medicaid program will grow by $281 million in the current two-year budget, increasing the challenge for Gov. Terry McAuliffe in managing a projected $1.48 billion …
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