Democrat Greg Stumbo http://wuky.org en Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky http://wuky.org/post/speaker-stumbo-favors-medicaid-expansion-kentucky <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Speaker of the Kentucky House says it’s a no-brainer for Kentucky to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Under the health care law, states can expanded their Medicaid rolls to 138 percent of the poverty line and for three years, the federal government will pay for the expansion.</p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has yet to decide on whether Kentucky will expand, saying he will calculating costs after 2017, when the feds pay only 90 percent of expansion.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:44:28 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston 25515 at http://wuky.org Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky