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The Federal Government’s Care For The Poor Is About To Be Tested

The election of Donald Trump along with a Republican-controlled Congress may mean fewer benefits for the less fortunate. The new administration and congress may substantially reduce non-defense discretionary spending, which includes many essential programs for low-income and moderate-income individuals. The reason for these cuts is that Republican leaders appear resolved to allow certain budget cuts

The Federal Government’s Care For The Poor Is About To Be Tested 2017-02-09T11:38:29+00:00

GOP Health Plan Would Restructure Medicare

House Republican leaders have formulated a health plan that would raise costs for many, if not most, beneficiaries of Medicare. The plan seeks to modify Medicare by making three primary changes. The first would convert it to a premium support system; the second would increase the age at which individuals are eligible; and the third change would modify

GOP Health Plan Would Restructure Medicare 2016-10-05T16:56:06+00:00

Will Kentucky Dismantle Its Medicaid System?

It is no surprise that Governor Bevin has attempted to implement major changes to our state’s Medicaid laws. One major change is that the state is now requiring recipients to work or pay for health coverage. Since inception with the prior administration, the new law has dropped the uninsured rate from about 20% (2013) to

Will Kentucky Dismantle Its Medicaid System? 2018-05-08T02:45:07+00:00

Kentucky Medicaid Beneficiaries May Lose Dental and Vision Care

In June, Governor Matt Bevin proposed changes to Kentucky's Medicaid system that would make it more difficult for Kentucky residents to maintain their Medicaid coverage. Bevin’s proposal for a Medicaid waiver affects Kentucky’s coverage expansion and removes vision and dental care from the state’s current Medicaid benefit package. Under Bevin's proposal, beneficiaries that complete specified health-related or community engagement

Kentucky Medicaid Beneficiaries May Lose Dental and Vision Care 2018-05-08T02:49:42+00:00

Governor Bevin Threatens To Cancel Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansion

It just doesn't seem to get better for Kentucky's Medicaid recipients. In June, Governor Matt Bevin proposed changes to Kentucky's Medicaid system that would make it more difficult for Kentucky residents to maintain their Medicaid coverage. Further, Governor Bevin threatened to cancel the state’s Medicaid expansion if the federal government rejects his plans. Despite past, recent health

Governor Bevin Threatens To Cancel Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansion 2016-08-15T16:40:38+00:00