Join us for the release of ‘An Unsustainable Path’

Medicaid is on an unsustainable path towards fiscal disaster, putting Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens at risk. Today, 2 out of 3 children on Medicaid are denied appointments with specialists, compared to only 1 in 10 privately-insured children. Without essential, sweeping reform, Medicaid will continue wasting Kentucky‚Äôs resources on a grossly overexpanded enrollee base while failing…

Do you have an extra $1400?

Unfunded pension liabilities are a big problem in Kentucky…at every level. State, county, and local governments are all struggling. CNBC published a story about a study conducted by two finance professors who claim that local governments will need to tax citizens by an average of $1400 more each year to cover the costs of rising…

Lexington budget and Frisbee golf

Recently, the Lexington City Council took a look at mayor Jim Gray’s proposed budget that featured spending reduction in times of financial distress. According to an article by Beverly Fortune in the Lexington Herald-Leader yesterday, the city council made some changes. One of the changes is to provide $150,000 for a Frisbee golf addition to…

What’s on the chopping block?

This past spring during the budget showdown in Frankfort, Kentucky’s Center for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) issued a public notice warning of proposed cuts to provider reimbursements. If the governor’s plan to borrow funds from next year’s Medicaid budget was not passed, DMS threatened to cut reimbursement…