The Senate Fiance Committee is creating a new subcommittee to look at Medicaid reform. Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, will lead the subcommittee. She says the other members will be announced Wednesday morning.
MacKinnnon says the subcommittee will review Medicaid reform bills from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and from the Walker administration. She says members will focus on finding Medicaid cost drivers to bend the curve on spending.
“I’m trying to focus right now at least on how do we save money in a system that is the largest cost driver in the state when we’re facing a 4 billion dollar budget deficit.”
The Medicaid program costs the state more than $600 million a year.