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Benefit Cuts Announced In Kentucky Following Medicaid Ruling

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says dental and vision coverage is being cut for nearly a half-million Kentuckians due to a ruling that rejected the state’s Medicaid overhaul plan. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the cuts in coverage are an “unfortunate consequence” of the federal judge’s ruling last… Read More

Auditor’s Report Shows Opioids Impact On Medicaid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state auditor’s report looking at opioids’ impact on Ohio’s Medicaid program shows the number of Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis quadrupled from 2010 to 2016. The report recently released by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis involving dependence, abuse or… Read More

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West Virginia Coal Waste Plant In Struggle To Stay Open

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A coal waste plant at risk of shutting down in West Virginia is hoping to stay open through state proceedings. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Grant Town Power Plant’s owner, American Bituminous Power Partners, has teetered on the verge of bankruptcy, according to company filings. In May, the state Public Service… Read More