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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: #229081 on Jul 25th 2017 11:21 pm
Kentucky HEALTH - Proposed Modifications to Application

Kentucky HEALTH - Proposed Modifications to Application

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 – 7/3/17 – 8/2/17

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We have fostered 3 children with many special needs. All have FASD and intellectual disabilities. When they turned 18 we obtained guardianship so they could continue to live with us. The all need therapy, psychiatric care, and medical care. Without Medicaid (as is) the would not receive these services. With these proposed modifications our children would not receive the services they need to thrive. One of them is on a waiver (the other 2 on waiting list) this has allowed her to work a part time job, become more involved in the community, and gain some independence. Medicaid allows her to work, be more involved in her community and with peers, and contribute to her community.

Without Medicaid their mental health would seriously decline causing an array of issues. Possibly even legal issues. One would lose her job because she would have no transportation. She would lose her respite, her involvement with activities outside the home such as special olympics, volunteering, and spending time with her friends. These things are as vital to her mental health as the professionals who provide services.
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