State Still Waiting Results of Medicaid Report
Charleston Daily Mail – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is still waiting for a study he commissioned to help him decide whether to expand the state’s massive health care program for the poor. The actuarial analysis considers the ramifications if Tomblin decides to allow more residents to be eligible for Medicaid benefits. Read
CCRC Actuaries, a Maryland-based company that has done similar work for the state in the past, planned to present the analysis in January, said Rob Alsop, Tomblin’s chief of staff. Data collection issues delayed the report’s completion, but Alsop said the actuaries promised to turn over the final analysis by the end of March.
The governor’s office has seen parts of the report, “but the numbers have not solidified,” Alsop said. The administration has no idea when the report will be done but hope it’s soon.