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Doctors waiting for reimbursements from state

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State health care has a cash flow problem. Health care claims for state employees exceeded the money available in the ‘08 fiscal budget causing delays in reimbursements to doctors over the past two weeks.

The state legislature is now working to appropriate $250 million to shore up the plan through the end of the fiscal year, June 30th.

State health plan administrators say its money necessary to pay the bills.

State health care insures more than 660,000 people state-wide and about 33,000 in our area alone.

Changes may be voted through the legislature to change the state employee health plan including a ten percent increase to dependent’s premiums.

You can visit their web site for more detailed information.

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videoState health care has a cash flow problem. Health care claims for state employees exceeded the money available in the ‘08 fiscal budget causing delays in reimbursements to doctors over the past two weeks.

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