Pen Bay Healthcare in Maine Lays Off 8 Over State Medicaid Cuts

Pen Bay Healthcare in Rockport, Maine, has eliminated eight positions and continues to look for other cost-saving measures due to impending reductions to the state's Medicaid program, according to a Bangor Daily News report.

Five employees were laid off at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and three at Mid Coast Mental Health Center in Rockland. The system did not specify what types of jobs were eliminated, according to the report.

Seventeen percent of the hospital's $87 million budget comes from MaineCare, the state Medicaid program. Changes proposed by Maine Gov. Paul LePage would trim MaineCare revenues to Pen Bay by $5 million, according to the report.

Pen Bay employs approximately 1,600 people.

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