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Questionnaire NameVirginia GAP and ARTS Delivery System Transformation - Extension Request
DescriptionVirginia requests an extension to the 1115 demonstration Virginia GAP ARTS Delivery System Transformation, renamed, Virginia COMPASS: Creating Opportunities for Medicaid Participants to Achieve Self-Sufficiency. The application requests to extend the current demonstration as well as implement a community engagement program for eligible adult populations. Beneficiaries will initially be required to work 20 hours per month, increasing to 80 hours per month after one year. Failure to comply with the requirements will result in suspension of Medicaid benefits. The state proposes including a number of exemptions and exceptions. The state will also require eligible beneficiaries with incomes 100 to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to pay monthly premiums. The premium amount will be based on a sliding income scale. Beneficiaries will make monthly premium payments of $5 to $10. The federal comment period will be open from December 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019.
Response FromID: #388601 on Dec 13th 2018 8:15 pm
Virginia GAP and ARTS Delivery System Transformation - Extension Request

Virginia GAP and ARTS Delivery System Transformation - Extension Request

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 – 12/7/18 – 1/6/19

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Please consider the following concerns surrounding the waiver for the VA Medicaid program. Virginians insisted on expanding Medicaid so we could help families and individuals when they are going through tough times. It should not be taken away for failure to follow through on red tape and bureaucracy. The working poor not only are short on money they are often short on time because they are working many hours at low-paying jobs to make ends meet.
To create a major administrative cost to implement and monitor a requirement that the most people are complying with already is a poor use of taxpayer dollars. There is no benefit from this expenditure for Virginia or the people the Medicaid program serves. Please take my comments and those of others seriously.
This rule could cause people to lose work instead of finding it! That's the effect it's already having in Arkansas.
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