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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: #229093 on Jul 25th 2017 11:36 pm
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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as a practicing optometrist for 40 years, the changes in medicaid by the affordable care act/Breshear administration have benefited more people with eye disease and vision problems than any other program except many kentuckians have better vision and better eye health than ever before. These proposed changes would mean that more people would lose coverage...there would be more blindness and deaths. I also think about the requirement to report income changes. Personally, I am self employed so my income changes DAILY Most people on medicaid are already working at least one job or in nursing homes, so the community engagement requirement doesn't make sense to me.
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