Gubernatorial candidate James Comer announces health care plan - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Gubernatorial candidate James Comer announces health care plan

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Republican candidate for governor, and current Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer outlined his health care plan Monday morning in Louisville.

The cornerstone of Comer's plan is to reduce the number of Kentuckians on Medicaid in favor of private insurance plans.

Comer says he would do that by attracting more companies to Kentucky that offer higher wages and health benefits.

Right now 25 percent of Kentuckians are on Medicaid -- that's among the highest in the nation.

Some 400,000 people have signed up for Medicaid through Obamacare.

So far, the federal government has been paying the full cost, but beginning in 2017, the state must begin to pick up part of the tab.

Comer says it's not sustainable.

Comer says his administration would review Medicaid eligibility requirements to make sure what he called "able-bodied people" do not receive benefits.

You can view the 5-point platform here.

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