Published in MD Week, February 11th, 2005
The changes would save a projected $100 million for 1 year.
Medicaid's mounting $4.2 billion-a-year bill covers doctor, hospital and prescription-drug costs for 683,000 poor and disabled or elderly Kentuckians. The latest proposals focus on the $820 million spent each year on prescription drugs, Medicaid's single biggest expense.
Last year, Governor Ernie Fletcher's administration projected that costs would exceed anticipated funding by about $526 million this fiscal...
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