State Taking Steps To Start Medicaid Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Court documents say state officials are
taking steps to start a Medicaid program that would help people
with mental disabilities live more independently.

Meanwhile, lawyers for the Cabinet for Health and Family
Services say they may appeal a federal judge's order to start the
program by last Friday.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood ordered the state to begin
providing services such as personal care, transportation and adult
day care to settle a lawsuit brought by people with disabilities.
In a written order last week, Hood noted the state pledged two
years ago to provide the services.

Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed putting $5 million a year for
the next two years into the program, which would attract $12
million a year in federal money, but advocates and the state say
that probably wouldn't be enough to meet the program's needs.


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  • by Warren Location: Prestonsburg on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    Stop paying for lortab, lorcet and xanax and there would be enough money for such programs. Also, better put some failsafes and checks/balances in place, because there will be that will abuse this system for meds only.....we all know the reality that is here.

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