The only way to diminish the devastating impact of the Merit Hiring scandal is to positively (and publicly) address some of the real problems facing Kentucky.
We don't have to re-invent the wheel on Medicaid.
Check this out. We may need to open up the market to more insurance companies first, by dropping some of the mandated coverages. But we do need to act.
The big problem with Kentucky's health insurance legislation is that it treats people like idiots. Give us some choices and we may surprise some in their ivory towers with our decision-making ability.