Bevin announces partnership to implement Medicaid changes

Kentucky’s Republican governor is partnering with a former Democratic congressman to help implement the nation’s first work requirements for
Medicaid
.

On Wednesday, Gov. Matt Bevin announced a partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, a nonpartisan health policy research group run by
Ben Chandler
.

Once the new work requirements take effect later this year, state officials predict Medicaid will cover 95,000 fewer people in five years, leading critics to accuse Bevin of taking away people’s health insurance. Chandler said the foundation’s goal will be to help Kentuckians keep their coverage.

“Our role is to help those Kentuckians who are eligible for Medicaid to meet the new waiver requirements,” said, who was a representative from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district from 2004 to 2013. “Not at any time have any of these folks here suggested to us they are trying to throw people off Medicaid.”

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