KUNM

Committee To Discuss Medicaid Shortfall

Mar 3, 2016

The state’s Medicaid Advisory Committee is meeting Friday afternoon in Santa Fe to talk about budget shortfalls. 

One lawmaker called it the tightest budget in memory after the legislative session ended last month. And advocates are warning that Medicaid will be millions short, which could mean higher fees for low-income patients, lower rates for providers and limited job growth in the health care field. About 40 percent of the state’s population is covered by Medicaid after the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

There will be a public comment period at the Medicaid Advisory Committee meeting. 

Medicaid Advisory Committee

Garrey Carruthers State Library (1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe)

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

View the agenda