DHS now projecting $102.4 million GPR surplus in Medicaid fund by mid-2019

The Department of Health Services is now projecting the state will have a GPR surplus of $102.4 million in the Medicaid fund at the end of the 2017-19 budget.
The report on the fourth quarter, marking the halfway point of the current two-year budget, is an improvement from the projected $59.7 million surplus at the end of March.
Still, the new projected surplus represents just 1.7 percent of the $6.1 billion in general purpose revenue budgeted for Medicaid during the 2017-19 budget.
DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer wrote the Joint Finance co-chairs that hitting the halfway point of the budget has ...

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