In other Medicaid news, though the outcome is uncertain, some Texas lawmakers are revisiting the cuts to Medicaid payments for disabled children that were made in 2015.
Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal:
Bevin Medicaid Plan Debated At Forum
Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to reshape the state’s Medicaid program was debated in Louisville on Wednesday, with top officials from his administration defending it and health advocates arguing against his proposal submitted last week to the federal government for approval. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Bevin’s secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said the changes are essential to control costs of the federal-state health plan that covers more than 1.3 million Kentuckians …. But Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, argued that the program expanded under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income Kentuckians is just what the state needs to provide much-needed health coverage for many people …
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