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Things to Keep in Mind as Public Hearings on Medicaid Proposal Begin Today

By Ashley Spalding
June 28, 2016

The next step in the governor’s 1115 Medicaid waiver proposal is for the state to consider public comments, before submitting the final proposal. With the first of the three public hearings being held today, here are some links to information about the state’s Medicaid program and what the waiver plan would mean for Kentucky:

Medicaid Plays Important Role in the Health of Kentuckians and Benefit Package is Comparable to Other States

Interactive Map Shows Benefits of the Medicaid Expansion Have Been Felt Across the State

Many Who Gained Insurance through Medicaid Expansion Are Workers

What’s In the Governor’s Proposed Medicaid Changes

Proposal to Eliminate Dental Coverage Would Set Kentucky Back

Waiver Plan Would Cover Fewer People

Waiver Doesn’t Reflect Realities Faced by Low-Income Kentuckians

It is important that Kentuckians raise concerns about the health and economic impacts of the waiver proposal before a final version is submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Here is information about the public hearings:

Public Hearing 1: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10 a.m. – noon Central time
Western Kentucky University, Knicely Conference Center Auditorium, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101. You can view this hearing online today: https://connect.wku.edu/medicaidpublichearing/.

Public Hearing 2: Advisory Council for Medical Assistance (MAC) Special Meeting – Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time
Kentucky Capitol Annex, 702 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601

Public Hearing 3: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern time
Hazard Community and Technical College Campus, Room 208, Jolly Classroom Center, 1 Community College Drive, Hazard, KY 41701

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