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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: #217821 on Sep 8th 2016 5:50 pm
Kentucky HEALTH

Kentucky HEALTH

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov 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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Please allow Medicaid to cover the poor and the working poor with no substantial barriers to clear like volunteer/community engagement activities. Most of Kentucky is working poor in rural areas with little to no access to transportation alternatives and high-speed internet. Pushing these mandates would require many to forgo healthcare access and in turn increase the rates of disease and spending.
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