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Not only does Gov. Steve Beshear refuse to consider cuts in education to solve Kentucky’s Medicaid crisis, but he accused Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, of wanting “our schoolchildren” to pay for a shortfall in the...
Contributing columnistNot only does Gov. Steve Beshear refuse to consider cuts in education to solve Kentucky’s Medicaid crisis, but he accused Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, of wanting “our schoolchildren to pay for a shortfall in the Medicaid...
The gavel has fallen on another session of the General Assembly as we adjourned last week. Although the issue of a shortfall in Kentucky’s Medicaid budget remains, we still passed nearly 100 pieces of legislation during the 2011 session. A number of...
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Reggie Meeks, a Democratic state representative from Louisville, has an infectious love of politics, so intense that he sometimes goes overboard. (Remember that case about his free fried chicken for poll workers?) But his...
Contributing columnistGov. Steve Beshear’s deer-in-the-headlights approach to Kentucky’s Medicaid crisis on one hand leads to him claiming to have saved only $86 million in Medicaid spending this year, while on the other hand quietly seeking a waiver from one of...
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Some highly publicized proposals made during the current legislative session offer stark reminders that state lawmakers remain very good at treating symptoms but do a remarkably poor job of curing patients. One patient, “Kentucky Medicaid,”...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgLocal health-care providers are bracing for the possibility of a shortfall in this year’s Medicaid budget and watching with interest as elected officials take different approaches to fixing the expensive program in the future. After the regular...
Contributing writerWith a state senator in the running for governor and redistricting on the horizon, state lawmakers returned to work Tuesday for a short session with a lot on their plate. As the state passed its two-year budget in 2010, little, if anything, will...
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email@example.comGov. Steve Beshear gave a “rally the troops” kind of speech to a combined House and Senate in Frankfort Tuesday night in his annual State of the Commonwealth address. He preached to Kentuckians in the live speech broadcast on KET at 7 p.m....
All too often, our state is faced with difficult choices about how to provide quality health care to patients, improve access in a state faced with a shortage of providers and reign in staggering Medicaid costs without cutting services. Senate Bill 110...
It’s back to work in Frankfort for the second half of the 2011 legislative session, and I am hopeful this session will be one of progress as we spend the next several weeks discussing bill proposals and passing legislation. Our return began with the...
The pace has picked up significantly as we worked through the second week of the 2011 session. Hot-topic legislation was discussed and passed through the House of Representatives; rallies advocating causes were held on the Capitol steps and in the...
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