The House Finance Committee begins budget hearings next week, and top of the agenda is Medicaid. One in four Rhode Islanders is enrolled in the health care program for the low income and disabled. The state spends more than a third of its budget on it. But a major effort has been underway to trim expenses and transform the way Medicaid delivers care.
For this week’s The Pulse, we check in with Medicaid head Anya Rader Wallack about their progress, and what to expect as the year unfolds.