Selig appeared before the joint budget committee Tuesday morning.
He says they initially predicted a Medcaid shortfall of nearly $360 million for the coming year, but Governor Mike Beebe has committed $160 million, and combined with savings in the program, Selig says that shortfall is closer to $100 million.
"The optional programs where there's real money are the lowest level of nursing home care. A lot of our and community based services, what we call our waiver programs, for people with disabilities and the elderly," Selig said.
In continued hearings Tuesday afternoon, Director Selig says AR Health Networks, which helps small businesses and self-employed workers without medical coverage, would likely face cuts.