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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: #273677 on Aug 2nd 2017 9:58 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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Dear Secretary Price: On behalf of the organizations and individuals represented by Kentucky Voices for Health (KVH), I am pleased to submit comments regarding the Bevin Administration’s recently modified 1115 Medicaid Waiver called Kentucky HEALTH. These comments supplement the extensive comments our coalition submitted on August 14th and October 8th in 2016, urging both the Bevin Administration and CMS to work with stakeholders to design a Medicaid program that will achieve the objectives set forth by the 1115 Waiver to increase access, reduce barriers, improve health outcomes, and simplify administrative processes to create system efficiencies. As a coalition of consumer health advocates, our mission is to ensure that Kentuckians have a voice in the health policies that affect them and that any proposed policies will be good for Kentuckians. For that reason, we have also collected comments from more than 1,000 Kentuckians representing 104 of our 120 counties. These comments provide first-hand accounts of what Kentuckians have gained as a result of expanded coverage and how the proposed changes would impact themselves, their families, and their communities. Please find these consumer comments enclosed along with our full set of comments submitted in 2016. Respectfully, Emily Beauregard, MPH Executive Director Kentucky Voices for Health
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