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Questionnaire NameKentucky HEALTH
DescriptionOn August 24, 2016, Kentucky submitted an application to CMS for a five year section 1115 demonstration, entitled "Kentucky HEALTH." All non-disabled individuals under age 65 covered by Medicaid, including the new adult group, parents and caretakers, children, pregnant women, and medically frail, would be impacted by this demonstration that will use a managed care delivery system structured as a high deductible health plan with two health care spending accounts. The proposal includes elements including, required premium and copayments; required work and community engagement activities; benefit redesign; an employer sponsored insurance premium assistance program; a waiver of non-emergency medical transportation; and a substance use disorder pilot program. The federal comment period will be open from September 8, 2016 through October 8, 2016.
Response FromID: #217817 on Sep 8th 2016 5:14 pm
Kentucky HEALTH

Kentucky HEALTH

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 – 9/8/16 – 10/8/16

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Since the inception of the ACA Kentucky was held up as a model for other states to follow. For some reason we have decided to fix a tire that isn't flat. Hopefully the federal government will have enough sense to not help us slowly release the air until it is. I have lived and worked in Kentucky all my life. I started working at the age of 12 in the hay and tobacco fields of this state and this year I turn 60. I don't use this program but I know people who do and whom it has helped. Like all massive government programs it may need some minor tweaking but I can't understand how a program can go from being considered one of the best in the country to standing on heavens door in need of a comprehensive overhaul in the matter of 2 years.
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