Georgia Medicaid agency plans $10 million in admin cuts per Kemp plan

The state agency that oversees programs that deliver health care to about a quarter of Georgians isn’t ruling out job cuts to meet Gov. Brian Kemp’s edict to slash department budgets over the next two years.

Our tax and budget policy analyst Danny Kanso expects job losses if Gov. Kemp forces agencies to cut 4 percent this year and 6 percent in fiscal 2021.

“Unless state leaders choose to make broad exemptions to the agencies facing 10 percent budget cuts over the next year and a half, the proposed cuts will almost certainly require significant cuts to agency personnel and services,” he said.

Read the full story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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