Governor Matt Bevin, And The Demise of KY Medicaid
Governor Bevin (June 22,2016) officially made his proposal for establishing "Kentucky HEALTH", the transformation (destruction of KY Medicaid). "Today marks the beginning of a 30 day public comment period". (the last day of public hearings is July 6th, 2016). Math never was his best subject. The hearings locations are in Bowling Green, Frankfort, and Hazard - all starting at "convenient" morning hours.
"Kentucky HEALTH" ??? includes: premiums, work requirements, income eligibility, pay back premiums, financial or health literacy courses (whatever they are?), periods of ineligibility, no transportation for non-emergency visits to the Emergency Room, elimination of dental coverage, for some - no coverage until the presence of a serious health problem, Health Service Accounts (for those who have no money to save), encouragement/requirements to enroll in an employer health program (assuming you can find such), paying back premiums as a requisite for re-enrollment, elimination of enrollment for failure to pay premiums, supervision to assure program compliance. This sounds like a "deserving poor" program from the times of Dickens' Elizabethan England.
For more detailed information call Jason Bailey at the KY Policy Center. Send your comments within the (30 ???) day public comment period to Commissioner Stephen Miller Dept. of Medical Services 275 E. Main St. Frankfort, KY 40601 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or chfs.ky.gov (Health and Family Services)
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