Projected increase in Medicaid fund balance would push state budget surplus to $6.9B

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

Wisconsin's Medicaid fund is now projected to finish the fiscal year with a $774.8 million surplus -- $269.9 million more than what was expected three months ago -- in another shot of good news for the state's bottom line.

In September, the Department of Health Services expected a $504.9 million surplus in the Medicaid fund at the end of the biennium. The Department of Administration used that...

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