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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Separating families from access to health care

Kentucky cuts vision, dental care for up to 460,000 people

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration cut dental and vision coverage for as many as 460,000 Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court.

The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services called the cuts an "unfortunate consequence" of Friday's ruling by a federal judge. Democrats and advocates for the poor condemned the Republican governor's move as rash and possibly illegal. The cuts were announced during the weekend.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg's rejection of Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program was also a setback for President Donald Trump's administration, which has been encouraging states to impose work requirements and other changes on the joint state and federal health insurance program for poor and disabled people. Boasberg's ruling blocks those requirements for now in Kentucky.................

to keep them from advocating on their own behalf the Poor are turned away from their own state house.

Kentucky broke law by blocking Poor People's Campaign from Capitol, Beshear says

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration violated the law by limiting access to the Kentucky Capitol for members of the Poor People's Campaign advocacy group, Attorney General Andy Beshear said Monday in a legal opinion.

The opinion said the Kentucky State Police and the state Finance and Administration Cabinet failed to have a new procedure for limiting access vetted by the administrative regulation process, as they do for such subjects as parking illegally at the Capitol.

The opinion was requested by Democratic state Reps. George A. Brown Jr. of Lexington and Attica Scott of Louisville. They were joined by 27 of their colleagues in the Kentucky General Assembly.

"Although we recognize that the KSP and the Finance Cabinet must have the flexibility and discretion to respond to imminent threats to the security and welfare of persons working or otherwise using state-owned buildings, this is not a case involving such an imminent threat that the promulgation of administrative regulations was impossible," said the opinion...............


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