Gov. Steve Beshear has said many times Kentucky will incur no costs for the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion until 2017 and state media has unquestioningly repeated the claim many times as well.
We know that is false.
I just sent the following email to Vicki Goins, Policy and Budget Analyst for the Health and Family Services Cabinet in Gov. Beshear’s Office of State Budget Director:
On page 25 under paragraph (c) of Regulation 907 KAR 20:100 filed for consideration September 30, 2013 by Governor Beshear, tens of millions of dollars in immediate, new unappropriated Medicaid administration costs are described in detail. Where will that money come from in the current budget and by what statute is its expenditure justified?