WFDD reports the Forsyth County Department of Social Services is scrambling to clear its backlog of Medicaid applications by the end of this month, which –looking at my calendar — is this Sunday. With more than 1500 applications yet to clear, county officials say —imagine this — it’s likely they will not meet the deadline.

Guilford County’s backlog is around 700 cases, and DSS officials there “believe the county will be able to meet the state’s August 31st deadline.”