Governor wants to rearrange chairs on Kentucky Medicaid’s sinking ship deck

Gov. Beshear wants lawmakers to shift $167 million from next year’s Medicaid budget to this fiscal year so the state can “draw more federal matching money for Medicaid from federal stimulus funds,” according to the (Louisville) Courier-Journal. But that same article points that if Beshear succeeds in this legislative maneuver, “it only postpones the need…

What’s in a letter?

“What’s in a name?” Juliet posed this question in Romeo and Juliet.  She explained, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In Kentucky, I think we need to ask ourselves “What’s in a letter?” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently published a letter to the legislature stating that…