Govs Get It Done: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Protects Health Care for Nearly 100,000 Kentuckians, Fulfills Key Campaign Promise
Newly-elected Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear today fulfilled a key campaign promise by rescinding former GOP Gov. Matt Bevin’s harmful plan to impose work requirements and monthly premiums on some recipients. Under Bevin’s plan, nearly 100,000 Kentuckians would have lost health care coverage. Over 1.3 million people in Kentucky are currently ensured through the state’s program.
Gov. Beshear said his actions were “not only the right thing to do, it is the moral, faith-driven thing to do.”
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Lexington Herald Leader: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear drops Medicaid work requirements, reversing Bevin policy
Former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s controversial plan to impose work requirements and monthly premiums for many Kentucky Medicaid recipients is no more, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday.
In one of his first major moves as the 63rd governor of Kentucky, Beshear said he would sign an executive order on Monday rescinding Bevin’s Kentucky HEALTH plan, which sought to impose strict work requirements for able-bodied, working-age adults. It would have ended health coverage for an estimated 95,000 Kentuckians.
Louisville Courier Journal: Gov. Beshear pulls plug on Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul Kentucky Medicaid, add work rules
Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday ended former Gov. Matt Bevin’s quest to scale back Kentucky’s Medicaid program by requiring “able-bodied” adults to report work hours and other changes critics said would cost up to 100,000 Kentuckians their health coverage.
By revoking Bevin’s plan, Beshear, a Democrat, fulfilled the last of three actions he pledged to take during his first week in office to reverse actions of his Republican predecessor — reorganizing the state Education Board, restoring voting rights to some ex-offenders and abolishing the Medicaid plan Bevin rolled out in 2016.