MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A reduction in per-enrollee health care costs should help Wisconsin Medicaid programs cut their projected budget shortfall to $232 million, from an estimate of $554 million made in September 2011, an Wisconsin official said in a letter released Tuesday.
State and federal agencies have been spending a total of about $7.5 billion per year on Wisconsin Medicaid programs. The programs provide coverage for 1.2 million of Wisconsin's 5.7 million residents.
The Walker administration imposed a cap on Family Care enrollment in July 2011.
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