A group charged with finding nearly $180 million dollars in savings from Rhode Island’s Medicaid program begins the second phase of its work Monday.
Throughout March Governor Gina Raimondo’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid held town hall meetings across the state to gather public input. Now they must get down to the hard work of finding ways to save money. They have until the end of the month to deliver recommendations to the Governor.
Rhode Island spends nearly a third of its budget on health care, including Medicaid. State officials say the spending is not sustainable. But critics of the effort say they worry about cutting pay to health care providers and reducing services for the elderly and disabled.
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