Kentucky Medicaid

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The possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act would jeopardize critical services for thousands of Kentuckians who are battling substance abuse.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is moving forward with a plan that would alter the state’s expanded Medicaid system, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced by Congress.

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Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion has led to a dramatic increase in substance abuse treatment services.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has examined substance abuse services covered by Medicaid between 2014 and mid-2016.

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U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to withdraw his request for a Medicaid waiver, saying that the federal government will never approve it.

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The federal comment period for Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes closes this weekend. Kentuckians have voiced concerns at a series of forums across the commonwealth. 

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The federal government says Kentucky's proposal to overhaul its Medicaid program is complete, and the 30-day period for public comments will now begin.

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Afternoon Update: Responses from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Save Kentucky Healthcare and Congressman John Yarmuth.

Governor Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

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The secretary of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services said officials will be making some changes to Governor Matt Bevin's Medicaid proposal. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease. 

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Governor Bevin’s plan to substantially change the state Medicaid program got another public review Wednesday. The third and final public hearing in Hazard attracted a room full of onlookers.

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