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Medicaid 2017-11-09T14:47:42+00:00

Many low-income working parents in Kentucky receive health insurance through expanded Medicaid, a provision which went into effect in Kentucky in 2014. Kentucky Youth Advocates supports Medicaid expansion in Kentucky because children are more likely to have health insurance when their parents have health insurance, and health insurance is a vital component of access to health care.

The Bevin Administration has proposed an 1115 Waiver to modify Kentucky’s Medicaid program. This proposal is called Kentucky HEALTH and must be approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before it can be implemented.

As child advocates, we are concerned with the many requirements in the Bevin Administration’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver proposal because they will create barriers to coverage for many parents covered through Medicaid expansion. If parents lose coverage, their children will be negatively impacted as well.

We have provided a number of resources for other child advocates who would like to learn more about the proposed 1115 Medicaid Waiver and take action.

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Page last updated July 2017