Lawmakers Pass Supplemental Budget

1 decade 3 years 6 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
A so-called supplemental budget is passed every year to cover expenses not provided for in the budget approved by legislators the previous year. About three-fourths of this year's $187 million dollars will go for the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. Medicaid reductions approved last year for hundreds of thousands of Missourians ended up taking effect two months later than budget writers had expected. Budget writers had also overestimated the number of disabled people who would go off Medicaid while underestimating the rise in prescription drug costs.

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