FRANKFORT Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is pleading with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to withdraw the state’s request for a Medicaid waiver to cover the expanded Medicaid population of about 440,000 in Kentucky.Yarmuth, the sole Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation, delivered a letter to Bevin on Tuesday in which he wrote that “there is no longer room for doubt. Kentucky’s request will be denied.”At a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda a few minutes later, Yarmuth said he has discussed the waiver with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and “there is no chance” CMS will approve Bevin’s plan.
He then clarified the statement, saying he’d discussed the Bevin administration’s initial proposal with CMS but not the modified proposal submitted after a public comment period.“This was their initial draft proposal,” Yarmuth explained. “We went through some of the provisions and they said …
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Yarmuth asks Bevin to withdraw Medicaid request