Friday, July 1, 2011

Bluegrass Beacon: Medicaid needs a strong dose of competition

Medicaid is on an unsustainable path towards fiscal disaster, putting Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens at risk. Today, two out of three children on Medicaid are denied appointments with specialists, compared to only one in 10 privately-insured children.

Without essential, sweeping reform, Medicaid will continue wasting Kentucky’s resources on a grossly over-expanded enrollee base while failing in its fundamental mission of providing access to health care for our neediest citizens.

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