In the latest dilemma with the Affordable Care Act, Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is warning the Health and Family Services Cabinet that Medicaid recipients need to work, or he’ll put an end to the program’s expansion.
The governor specifically threatened the act by claiming he would issue and sign an executive order.
The Hill posted the following story:
“Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is threatening to end the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in his state if a court blocks a recently approved waiver requiring Medicaid recipients to work.
Bevin, a Republican, signed an executive order last week directing the Health and Family Services Cabinet to end the Medicaid expansion in Kentucky if a court strikes down the state’s so-called Medicaid 1115 waiver, which won federal approval last week.
Bevin’s order was first reported on Wednesday by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Several advocacy groups have threatened to sue the first state that implements the 1115 waiver if it results in people being involuntarily cut from Medicaid or reduces coverage.”