Report: Judge Tosses Bevin’s Medicaid Lawsuit

Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 20, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Courier Journal) — Gov. Matt Bevin continues to face judicial reversals in his bid to overhaul health care in the commonwealth.

The Courier Journal reports here that a federal judge has dismissed the governor’s lawsuit against 16 Kentuckians over details of changes to the state Medicaid plans, including the addition of work requirements.

The newspaper reports that U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove dismissed Bevin’s lawsuit Monday, finding his administration lacked "standing" to bring the case.

The reversal follows by two months another federal judge’s ruling that struck down Bevin’s plan to overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid program.