Former Governor Under Fire For Dropping Medicaid Claims

There is some controversy surrounding former Governor Fletcher’s new position as a consultant at the Pikeville Medical Center.

State records show about two months before former Governor Ernie Fletcher left office last year, a $3.4 million payment was made in exchange for the hospital dropping Medicaid claims for additional reimbursement.

Fletcher's former general counsel says the settlement was reached through the health and family services cabinet and not through the governor's office.

A lawyer for the Pikeville medical center says he does not believe there is a connection to Fletcher’s consulting deal.


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  • by Brian Location: Union on Feb 20, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    I support Gov Fletcher,and do not for one minute believe he did anythign wrong.I voted for him the last election,and if were held over again,would vote for him again,with no apologies.And I believe he is a true christan.
  • by Gail Location: Prestonsburg on Feb 20, 2008 at 09:10 AM
    I'm not surprised that Fletcher gravitated to PMC. Walter May and Fletcher as a team, couldn't get more corupt than that. PMC is suppose to be a christian environment. If the public only knew some of the underhand deals that take place at the top. This is not a not for profit facility. Lots of profit is make for individuals at the top. I think investigations need to happen her. Companies are paid big bucks for surveys that put PMC in a good light. Anything can be bought, even surveys!
  • by Mary Location: Hazard on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    One more good reason to indict him. Greg Stumbo missed that one or maybe he just didn't want to look.
  • by terry Location: lexington on Feb 20, 2008 at 05:57 AM
    Is anyone surprised that "Mr. Christian" who wears his piety on his sleeve is dishonest? He is a disgrace to our state and to Christianity. I feel like the voice in the wilderness...people who knew him from the beginning tried to tell you the man is corrupt, inept and thinks he is GOD...but no one listened. Wake up! Even his "believers" should surely see him for what he is now.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Feb 20, 2008 at 05:34 AM
    it's funny how controversy and shady dealings follow flether wherever he goes. i'm just glad he's out of frankfort.
  • by Bill on Feb 20, 2008 at 04:19 AM
    Pikeville Med Center is no place for people seeking help.This hospital scares me to death.Our former gov. needs to get clear of this out fit fast.

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