Gov. Sam Brownback has gone on the offensive against a federal probe into the state’s waiting list for Medicaid services for the physically disabled, saying he is trying to clean up a mess left by previous administrations.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently passed complaints about the list to the U.S. Department of Justice for investigation.
In a statement released by his office late Wednesday, Brownback said the state is in “full compliance” with federal law and that his managed care proposal, KanCare, will ease the waiting list. He also took a swing at former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who now heads HHS, saying the list began when Sebelius froze applications shortly before leaving for Washington, D.C.
“Effectively, Sec. Sebelius decided upon joining the Obama Administration that Gov. Sebelius and her policies were in violation of federal law,” Brownback said