Kentucky's Rush Into Medicaid Managed Care: A Cautionary Tale For Other States

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with The Washington Post, Jenni Bergal writes: "Kaden Stone loves playing baseball, riding his bike and watching Duck Dynasty on TV at his red-brick ranch-style house in rural south central Kentucky. Despite his energy, the tiny boy of eight with a crewcut and missing front tooth can't eat much, the result of congenital bowel problems that have required dozens of surgeries and procedures. He needs PediaSure, says his mother, who was shocked when Kaden's Medicaid managed care plan stopped paying last fall for the expensive nutritional drink, saying it was not 'medically necessary'" (Bergal, 7/15). Read the story.

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