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A health care executive is Kentucky's new Medicaid commissioner.

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration could eliminate Kentucky's expanded Medicaid program to avoid a $300 million shortfall.

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Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton has this week's episode of Kentucky Politics Distilled. 

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Medicaid enrollees who lost dental, vision and non-emergency medical transportation on July 1 will have those benefits restored, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. That state agency manages Medicaid, the health insurance program for people with low-income and disabilities.

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More than 2,000 Kentuckians will have to pay more to receive Medicaid benefits that help them avoid nursing homes. The news comes after state officials said they’ve been charging the incorrect amount for over half a decade.

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A new report shows thousands of people across the Commonwealth lost their dental and vision coverage as well as transportation assistance in the recent Medicaid expansion rollbacks issued by Governor Matt Bevin’s administration.

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It’s been almost two years since Gov. Matt Bevin first submitted complex changes to the Medicaid program in Kentucky, seven months since those changes were approved and a couple days since a federal court struck down the changes. Over the weekend, the state announced it’s eliminating dental and vision benefits for some enrollees. WFPL's Lisa Gillespie has more on the confusion the cuts are causing.

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State and city leaders gathered in Louisville Monday to voice opposition to Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to take away dental and vision benefits from Medicaid recipients who gained coverage under the expansion.

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  Starting on Sunday, Kentuckians with Medicaid who gained coverage because of the expansion will lose access to dental and vision benefits following a Friday court ruling striking down Gov. Matt Bevin’s changes to the program.

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Kentucky’s top health official says the state will cut benefits to Medicaid recipients if a federal court strikes down changes to the program set to roll out on July 1.