Democrat Greg Stumbo

Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

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.

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.

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.

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