|Gov. Matt Bevin.|
FTM Radio covered the conference.
Gov. Matt Bevin said former CHFS Secretary Mark Birdwhistell will head team of experts drafting a Medicaid waiver for Ky.
Bevin: "We are going to transform the way in which Medicaid is delivered in Kentucky and will serve as a beacon for other states to emulate. Bevin said he's looking to Indiana as Medicaid model, but customized for Ky's needs."
Bevin: "I truly believe by the middle of next year to know whether this is going to work or not."
Bevin: "Traditional Medicaid alone as it exists is not sustainable. The study that it was by the outgoing administration was a lie."
Bevin: "Waivers are not just about saving money. More than the dollars, we want to make sure that people will have good health outcomes."
Bevin: "I’m equally confident and uncertain that this could work. I have confidence that we could come up with a solution. I’m more confident that we’ll come up with a viable solution. This will not be another version of something you’ve seen."
Bevin: "We owe people the dignity and respect to be able to make decisions while they are dependent on the assistance of others."