The Department of Health released today its Louisiana Medicaid Expenditure Forecast Report, as well as the Department’s plan for reductions and fund shifts. LDH officials will address the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget at the State Capitol tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m.

Please see the attached letter from LDH Undersecretary Charles Castille to Legislative leadership and the FY 2010 Medicaid Expenditure Forecast report.

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