Outside My Comfort Zone on Medicaid Mess
I find myself in the uncomfortable position of sticking up for Gov. Asa Hutchinson twice in the same month. I don't consider the mess in Medicaid eligibility renewals to be his fault at all, though his admin. is drawing heat for it. It was Gov. Beebe who failed to make even a minimal effort to confirm eligibility for two years that created a huge backlog. That plus Central Planning always fails and frequently manifests in just these sorts of bottle necks. That is, the fault is not the administrations, but the so-called "Private" option itself. Obamacare in all forms is finding these kinds of snags everywhere, not just in Arkansas.