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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: #388621 on Dec 14th 2018 1:50 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 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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TO ALL CONCERNED: As a healthcare advocate, I do not support the changes outlined in Virginia’s 1115 Medicaid waiver draft. The Medicaid program is a pro-work program. When folks in our state have access to the care they need, they can take care of their health needs, go to work, and contribute to their communities. However, by kicking people off of the Medicaid rolls, the state will reduce access to care, worsen health outcomes and make it hard for people to find and keep work.
The Medicaid population often suffers from language barriers, disabilities, mental illness, insecure work, frequent moves, and homelessness. All these factors create significant challenges to successfully navigate growingly complicated government programs. Please keep the best interest of Virginia’s working families in mind as you consider my thoughts.
Healthcare is a human right! Every person deserves to have the best health possible. Good health is what allows a person to be a productive, contributing member of society..
Please do the humane thing!
With All Sincerity and Respect,
Vicki Campbell, BSN, RN
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