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:
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