WKYT Fact✓Check | Healthcare coverage concerns
We’re looking at claims the attorney general wants to re-instate a policy the last Republican governor pushed for.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A new ad from a group backed by the Democratic Governor’s Association is taking aim at Daniel Cameron.
The ad claims, “Cameron promised Matt Bevin-style cuts to Medicaid and to actively work to cut protections for patients with preexisting conditions on private insurance, too.”
WKYT wants to Fact✓Check these claims.
The current Attorney General did discuss bringing back the plan to get able-bodied adults working in exchange for health care coverage through Medicaid.
The Associated Press covered Cameron’s comments back in July at a Kentucky Farm Bureau forum. His plan mirrors what the last Republican governor tried to do. Matt Bevin wanted to create Medicaid work requirements.
Twice, a federal judge struck down the then-governor’s plan, and less than a week after taking office, Governor Beshear ended the state’s legal fight over the Medicaid work requirement. Beshear claimed it would have cut coverage for 100,000 Kentuckians.
Cameron says requiring able-bodied adults to work for Medicaid coverage would help raise the state’s workforce numbers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Kentucky Center for Statistics do show a smaller labor force, that’s everyone 16 and older classified as employed or unemployed, now compared to December of 2019 when Governor Beshear took office.
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