$2 Trillion

You think it’s hard to cut spending in Frankfort? This short video I produced with Austin Bragg helps explain the trouble with the federal government’s “multi-year budget cuts.” They’re just not very credible projections. Here’s a Jim Waters op-ed on the challenge of cutting spending from the Herald-Leader.

Kentucky moves Medicaid to managed care

Yesterday, Gov. Beshear hosted a press conference announcing the move of Kentucky’s Medicaid population to managed care. The state has selected three new companies to manage the commonwealth’s Medicaid population: CoventryCares, WellCare, and Centene Corp. Each has signed a three-year contract. Meanwhile, the state renewed Passport Health Plan’s contract for one more year. In a…

Pork for pork!

Gov. Steve Beshear actually sent out a press release announcing that he gave $412,500 in Master Settlement Agreement money to a company in Kuttawa, KY to build a pork processing facility. MSA money is supposed to be used to pay health expenses related to smoking. It’s fitting, though, because after the government runs tobacco producers…