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Questionnaire NameKentucky Health - Proposed Modifications to Application
DescriptionOn August 24, 2016, Kentucky submitted an application for a five year section 1115 demonstration, entitled "Kentucky HEALTH." On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted modifications to the pending HEALTH demonstration application, which removes their request to expand presumptive eligibility sites, removes the graduated hour requirements for the community engagement and employment requirement, and requests authority to implement a lockout for failure to report a change in circumstance. The federal public comment period will be open from July 3, 2017 through August 2, 2017.
Response FromID: #229209 on Jul 28th 2017 11:29 am
Kentucky HEALTH - Proposed Modifications to Application

Kentucky HEALTH - Proposed Modifications to Application

We encourage the public to submit their comments on as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 7/3/17 – 8/2/17

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Recent example: my daughter needed an emergency appendectomy. She was diagnosed in one hospital, transported by ambulance to another hospital, and received emergency surgery and stayed in recovery for a week afterward. If we weren't covered by Medicaid, I would have never been able to pay off these bills. I work full time, just graduated from college, and I am just managing to stay on top of my student loan payments. I eventually hope to buy a house and car (currently, I rent and walk), so NOT destroying my credit as a result of a medical emergency was nice for my entire family. This is just one example of how Medicaid has helped my family. I've also received a number of dental fillings, preventative screenings, vaccinations, and general treatments for illnesses. Being able to visit the doctor before an illness progresses to the point of emergency keeps me out of the ER and prevents me from going to work/school sick because I can't get a doctor's excuse.

Without Medicaid, I would have to go back to coming to work sick or with extreme tooth pain instead of seeking treatment. I would be less productive and if the situation got bad enough, I would have to use the emergency room even if it is not necessarily an emergency. Unfortunately, sometimes that's the only way to get antibiotics when you're not insured (unless your insured friends share their medications or you buy fish antibiotics from the pet store...I know people who were that desperate in their attempts to treat infections without incurring medical debt).
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