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Seven Counties says layoffs, program cuts followed Medicaid management

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rising expenses and declining revenue. That's the reality facing mental health and drug treatment centers in Kentucky.

Providers, including Louisville-based Seven Counties Services, told the Senate Health and Welfare Committee that they've had to lay off staff and shut down programs.

They say the problems got worse when the state moved to a Medicaid managed care system more than two years ago in an effort to save money.

Republicans on the committee blame Gov. Beshear, saying he mismanaged the managed care program.

Democrats point the finger at Republicans who have opposed raising taxes.

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