23 States Count on Medicaid Fix to Balance FY 2011 Budgets
CSG has completed a survey of states' adopted FY 2011 budgets and whether they count on Congressional approval of extending the Medicaid enhanced match started under the 2009 stimulus.
We found that 23 states do. They will face significant budget gaps if the Senate cannot be persuaded to extend relief to the states for the January 1 through June 30, 2011 period. The two states that have not passed budgets yet, California and Michigan, also count on the funding in the proposals under consideration. Michigan's next fiscal year does not begin until October 1 but California's began on July 1.