State Medicaid cuts announcement to be made on Friday
POSTED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 5:10pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — The Department of Health and Hospitals says they're planning to announce to deal with almost $900 million in cuts to the Medicaid program.
A spokesperson for DHH says the announcement will be made by the end of the week.
No specifics on the cuts were given, but hospitals and doctors say they're bracing for a big blow to their budget.
The cuts equal eleven percent of the state's almost $8 billion Medicaid budget.