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The Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis could be facing more than a half billion dollars in deficits in Medicaid and other health care programs when it begins its session in January, legislative analysts say.
The Department of Legislative Services told the House Appropriations Committee that the combined deficit from the current fiscal year and the budget that the General Assembly will vote on next year could total $521 million. The figure combines a previously announced projection of a $184 million shortfall this year with a forecast of $337 million in additional shortfalls next year.