Customers could feel effects of Medicaid funding cuts

Medicaid providers face budget cuts

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:53pm

Cuts to medicaid funding could affect the customer.

The Department of Health and Hospitals plans to reduce some funding to medicaid providers to off set state budgets cuts.

Health care providers we talked to say some doctors may stop helping medicaid customers. Hospitals also face a $100 million loss in revenue. It could lead to employee benefit cuts and hiring freezes.