Cutting Medicaid reimbursement rates is just one way state leaders hope to balance a one and a half billion dollar budget shortfall facing Colorado this year and next. It comes at a time when Medicaid caseloads are growing due to high unemployment and pay cuts stemming from the recession. Bente Birkeland has more from the state house.

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One Response to Medicaid Cuts

  1. with all the cut backs I heard that people on medicade that have home health care will be cut back on the amount of hours a day they can have. My client right now has me there for 8 hrs a day bug going to be cut back to no more than 5 hrs a day. has anyone heard anything about this? Is this going to happen? and what will happen to people that cant really be home alone hours on end.

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