Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid & Kentucky makes Medicaid copays mandatory ‘under the cover of darkness’

Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:05 p.m. ET July 20, 2018The federal government, once again, wants to know what people think about Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid.Less than a month after a federal judge struck down Bevin's plan …

Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor. The approval came one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance allowing …

How Kentucky’s Members Of Congress Are Responding To The CBO’s Health Bill Score

Originally published on May 25, 2017 10:08 am The Republican legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion. But that would come at the expense of 23 million people who would not be able to afford health insurance over …

In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Mount Over Medicaid Cutbacks

  November 19, 20166:00 AM ET Phil Galewitz   For Freida Lockaby, an unemployed 56-year-old woman who lives with her dog in an aging mobile home in Manchester, Ky., one of America's poorest places, the Affordable Care Act was life altering. The law allowed Kentucky to expand Medicaid in 2014 and made Lockaby – along …

Proposed Medicaid Changes in Kentucky – Tell us what you think about Governor Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes

Proposed Medicaid Changes in Kentucky - Tell us what you think about Governor Bevin's proposed Medicaid changes - LINK PLEASE FOLLOW LINK ABOVE TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY!  YOUR HEALTHCARE IS AT RISK IN KENTUCKY!  NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP! United 874K Members and Supporters – The three public hearings on the proposed …

What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital

  What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room, then in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. "It came on so quickly and violently. I was terrified," said Smith, 41, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, who lacked dental …

Centene ends Kentucky Medicaid contract, shares rise

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:56am EDT (Reuters) - Health insurer Centene Corp (CNC.N) said it would stop offering Medicaid cover in Kentucky, sending its shares up 12.7 percent as investors welcomed an end to the high cost of the business. Centene posted its first loss in more than five years last quarter as high medical …

WellCare Selected To Expand Kentucky Medicaid Service Area

WellCare Selected To Expand Kentucky Medicaid Service Area * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Thu Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT TAMPA, Fla. (October 4, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has selected WellCare of Kentucky, Inc. …