It’s a beautiful spring day in Richmond. Session began at noon, with a series of morning hour announcements.
We are taking a recess while the indefatigable Bill Hazel walks us through the status of Medicaid reforms, “dual eligibles,” cost containment, and the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.
Suffice to say that Secretary Hazel knows his stuff — and he knows that the Medicaid program has been scrutinized, analyzed and reformed at a relentless pace over the past few years. That’s not to say it’s perfect; no program is. But it is as scrutinized as any government program that we deliver (compare it to the Dept of Homeland Security).
Okay, back in session in a moment …