Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Beshear stonewalling legislators on Medicaid spending

At a state government committee meeting next week, Gov. Beshear's administration will refuse to divulge spending data related to the Affordable Care Act in keeping with federal officials' strategy of avoiding transparency that would help citizens judge our progress on health reform in Kentucky.

Beshear administration staff have refused repeated attempts of members of the Interim Committee on Health and Welfare to ascertain current spending totals of state dollars on Medicaid benefits under ObamaCare and they intend to do the same thing at the next meeting on December 17.

"Gov. Beshear said at the beginning of ObamaCare there were 640,000 Kentuckians without health insurance, but the executive director of the exchange answered an open records request by stating they have signed up over 800,000 Kentuckians on Medicaid," said David Adams, Tea Party activist. "Blowing the budget on ObamaCare Medicaid is something we need to get a handle on before it is too late. Please call Gov. Beshear at 502-564-2611 and demand that he come clean about our Medicaid spending right away."