Macomb County officials are sounding the alarm about scheduled budget cuts for its mental health programs.
A changed state formula for distributing Medicaid funds has hit the county disproportionately hard. Medicaid “rebasing” has cut money for mental health services there by about $30 million in the past year.
John Kinch, director of Macomb County Community Mental Health, said those cuts to Macomb’s budget are staggered, with the final one kicking in April 1.
“And then starting April 1, it will be another $12.4 million,” Kinch said. “I can’t absorb $12.4 million.”