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Kentucky’s Medicaid Proposal Puts Recent Health Gains at Risk

August 24, 2016

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin today submitted a proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would change the state’s Medicaid expansion, leading to tens of thousands of people becoming uninsured.  While Gov. Bevin says the changes are necessary to improve...


Medicaid Works: Evolving to Improve Health, Lower Costs

August 9, 2016

This is the next in our “Medicaid Works” blog series, which aims to inform the debate over Medicaid’s future by providing the latest facts and figures on this essential and ...


Medicaid Expansion’s New Cost Estimate Isn’t Alarming

August 3, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Actuary has raised its estimate for how much states spent to cover adults newly eligible for Medicaid under health reform in 2015, but the actual costs are likely lower than the estimates, and risk-sharing...


Replicating Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Would Take Kentucky Backward

August 1, 2016

A state-commissioned evaluation that finds serious issues with Indiana’s Medicaid waiver (the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, or HIP 2.0), provides further evidence that a proposal from Kentucky Governor...

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Medicaid Works: A Critical and Evolving Pillar of U.S. Health Care

July 19, 2016

Medicaid is in the news, with Louisiana this month becoming the latest state to implement health reform’s Medicaid expansion even as, in Washington, House Republican leaders propose ...

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Medicaid Beneficiaries Would Lose Dental and Vision Care Under Kentucky Proposal

June 30, 2016

Governor Matt Bevin’s proposal for a Medicaid waiver to change Kentucky’s successful coverage expansion would remove vision and dental care from the state’s current Medicaid benefit package.  Instead, if beneficiaries completed “specified health-related or community...

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Governor’s Medicaid Proposal Puts Coverage for over 400,000 Kentuckians at Risk

June 22, 2016

Despite Kentucky’s tremendous progress under health reform, Governor Matt Bevin proposed Medicaid changes today that would make it harder for Kentuckians to keep their coverage, and he threatened to cancel the state’s Medicaid expansion — putting coverage at risk for over...


Medicaid Can Support Transitions Back to the Community

April 29, 2016

As people leave jail or prison, they need health coverage — and many are eligible for Medicaid.  Uninterrupted access to health care can reduce their risk of recidivism and improve their job and housing prospects and family support.  With the Justice Department declaring this week...


Eligibility Changes Will Undermine Kentucky’s Health Care Coverage Success

April 25, 2016

Kentucky’s implementation of health reform led to a 4.9 percentage point drop in its uninsured rate to 8 percent in 2014, significantly lower than the national rate of 11.6 percent.  A new...


Protecting Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Freedom to Choose Providers

April 19, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a welcome reminder to state Medicaid directors that federal law gives Medicaid beneficiaries freedom of choice of their health care providers.  Some states have tried to bar Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid programs by claiming it isn’t...