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Healthcare Leader: Ralph Alvarado, MD, Kentucky State Senator – 28th district

Medical News: As a physician, how has the expansion of Medicaid affected the practice of healthcare in Kentucky? Ralph Alvarado: Unfortunately, in my opinion, the expansion of Medicaid has not been good for the practice of  medicine in Kentucky. While some uninsured patients have benefited from receiving health insurance, the only true benefactors have been the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and their Pharmacy Benefit