State Services Director Gary Sherman is defending himself against criticism by Democrats on the Medicaid Reform Commission. Democrats question why Sherman would write in a Department memo that a detailed blueprint for Medicaid reform is being devised by Department officials when the Commission hasn’t finished its work. Sherman says he never should have used the word “blueprint” in the memo, and simply meant to convey that the Department would be ready to put flesh on the bones of the Commission’s recommendations. Sherman says the misunderstanding arises out of his poor choice of words. Sherman says he regrets the misunderstanding and is writing the entire Commission in an effort to clear things up.
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