Letters to the Editor

Medicaid revamp off-track

In addressing Rep. Addia Wuchner’s views, let me start with a recent quote from former President George W. Bush, “Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”

It could be said that nobody wants health insurance until they need it.

Insurance is designed to protect the financial well-being of an individual or entity in the case of the unexpected. Until then, it doesn’t have value. It’s hard to see the rationale of further burdening 1.4 million Kentuckians.

On another and maybe larger point, this appears to be a plan without a plan: taking Medicaid, an established program, and introducing yet another new and untested administrative regulation by government.

I’m also wondering what “preserve taxpayers’ dollars and ensure health care for our most vulnerable citizens and the uninsured” is trying to tell us.

Vincent C. Smith

Lexington

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