Kentucky governor says Medicaid overhaul will be in place by start of 2017

December 29, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) formally launched his effort to remake Obamacare in the state, vowing to negotiate with President Barack Obama's administration to devise a new way to provide health coverage to low-income residents of the state. Gov. Bevin is proposing to reshape Obamacare in Kentucky despite the success of the state's health insurance exchange and the Medicaid expansion. The governor offered little detail about the changes. Under former Gov. Steve Beshear (D), Kentucky expanded Medicaid to adults near or below poverty and creating Kynect, a state-run health insurance exchange. The newly minted governor now wants to overhaul Medicaid and scrap Kynect.