Kentucky Medicaid

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A recent news report said the federal government has OK'd most of the Medicaid changes Governor Matt Bevin proposed a year ago. All but the work requirement, which is still being negotiated.

The new Kentucky Medicaid program — if approved — would include a de facto work requirement for the first time in the program’s 50-year history.

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Today Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration will hold the second of two opportunities for the public to weigh in on the governor’s new proposal to change the state’s Medicaid system. The changes would trim almost 100,000 people from the state’s Medicaid rolls.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is again proposing changes to the Medicaid waiver still awaiting approval by the federal government. 

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Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth is asking the federal Department of Health and Human Services for an update on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s Medicaid expansion changes.

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The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky has proved most beneficial for those living in areas of high poverty. A study from the University of Louisville says expanding Medicaid is largely credited with improving health care access to some of the state’s poorest individuals.

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moving forward with a plan that would alter the state’s expanded Medicaid system, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced by Congress.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