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$8.8M will be Guam's share for Medicaid

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - $8.8 million is heading to the Department of Public Health and Social Services to help with its funding shortfall for Medicaid. GovGuam began drawing down the funding in tobacco asset-backed settlement funds. It was earlier this month when Bill 359 was enacted into law to reprogram the funds to Public Health. The Medicaid shortfall had exacerbated the financial problems at the Guam Memorial Hospital. As we reported, Governor Eddie Calvo and Committee on Health chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. had been working on Bill 359. The legislation appropriates the funding to Public Health but will eventually filter over to GMH. According to Adelup, now that the money is drawn down, Public Health will request for the federal government to match GovGuam's 43% share with its 57% share.
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