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Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Aug. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state's Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed...

At Fancy Farm, Democrats vie for influence ahead of 2019

Aug. 5, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — At the 138th Fancy Farm picnic, the barbs were sharp and the pressure was intense. And that was just among Democrats. Traditional partisan battles between Republicans and Democrats got most of the attention beneath the shaded pavilion in St. Jerome's Parish on Saturday. But it was...

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Jul. 19, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been abruptly cut at the start of July after a federal judge...

Gov. Bevin extends contract to investigate predecessor

Jul. 18, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has extended a contract with an Indiana law firm to investigate corruption in his Democratic predecessor's administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the potential cost to Kentucky taxpayers for Bevin's investigation of...

Beshear announces candidacy for Kentucky governor

Jul. 9, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general have disagreed so often that a judge has had to settle their disputes at least eight times in just 2 1/2 years. Now, voters could finally get a chance to settle the feud next year. Andy Beshear announced Monday he will...

The Latest: Gov. Bevin responds to Beshear's candidacy

Jul. 9, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Andy Beshear's candidacy for Kentucky governor (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says a Democratic rival's candidacy for governor offers voters four more years of corruption and self-dealing. Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday...

Andy Beshear to make announcement on "future of Kentucky"

Jul. 8, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to make an announcement Monday "concerning the future of Kentucky." Beshear says he will make seven stops on a two-day tour through the state beginning Monday morning in Louisville. Beshear, the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, is...

Medicaid becomes latest sparring issue in congressional race

Jul. 3, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr said Tuesday that Kentucky's efforts to put work requirements on many Medicaid recipients would be in their best interests, leading them toward self-sufficiency and away from reliance on the government health insurance program. That stance could elevate health...

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

Jul. 2, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 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...

Federal judge blocks Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements

Jun. 29, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge says Kentucky can't require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits, chastising President Donald Trump's administration for rubber-stamping the new rules without considering how many people would lose their health coverage. The decision is a setback...