What’s next from HHS?

One of the most significant reforms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, is the expansion of Medicaid to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Since the bill’s passage, many studies have surfaced showing poor health care access and outcomes for patients with Medicaid. We’ve written recently…

Double-checking ‘perfect’

We wrote yesterday about how the Campbellsville Independent School Board turned in a perfect score evaluation for their superintendent. Today, we submitted an open records request to obtain a copy of the performance evaluation along with the criteria the board uses for evaluation.  You can monitor the progress of the request here.

Taking liberty to the airwaves: Preview of Medicaid un-sustainability report on the radio … today

Jim Waters, the institute’s vice president of policy and communications, will interview University of Kentucky economist John Garen, Ph.D., about the future of Kentucky’s Medicaid program today at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on “The Pulse” on Lexington’s NewsRadio 630 WLAP-AM. Garen is warning in a new report for the institute that will be released next week…

Knox, Carter County schools records requests

Today, records requests were submitted to Knox and Carter County Schools to obtain the most recent performance evaluations for their superintendents. Both of these school districts were featured in our investigative report “Rewarding Failure: The rubber-stamping of Kentucky’s superintendent performance evaluations.“ We will be following up the the four districts we profiled to see how…