Missing Medicaid funds worry Carcieri

CARCIERI or his successor will need to cut about $108 million from the $7.8 billion budget for next year if Congress does not provide extra Medicaid funding. /
CARCIERI or his successor will need to cut about $108 million from the $7.8 billion budget for next year if Congress does not provide extra Medicaid funding. /
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri is “very concerned” about the U.S. Senate’s failure to approve extra Medicaid assistance that state officials are depending on to balance next year’s budget, his spokeswoman said Friday afternoon. “We’re watching it very closely,” Amy Kempe, Carcieri’s spokeswoman, told Providence Business News. Rhode Island’s $7.8 billion budget for the…

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