Bevin Approves Kentucky HEALTH Program

Image credit Kaiser Family Foundation

Image credit Kaiser Family Foundation

The study also suggests that any reduction in payments associated with proposed cuts to the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which operates in tandem with Medicaid in most states, could mean less access to care, said Brendan Saloner, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

The Trump administration's watershed decision Thursday to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked widespread criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights groups. Under the proposal, people would have to average 20 hours a week of work or another qualifying activity - such as volunteering or getting an education - to get Medicaid.

These Medicaid enrollees will have to submit any changes to income and employment information if it affects their Medicaid eligibility.

"We expect that fewer people will be able to stay enrolled in coverage due to all of the red tape and penalties they'll encounter", said Emily Beauregard, executive director for Kentucky Voices for Health, an advocacy group. "Then you have folks that are disabled, that are caring for a child, those kind of circumstances", said Democratic Sen. The image of a wholesale work requirement in Medicaid is misleading.

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Bevin is calling the waiver "Kentucky HEALTH". CMS says these conditions will only apply to adults who are not pregnant and who qualify for Medicaid on a basis other than disability.

New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley welcomes the opening for work requirements for able-bodied, childless adults, and said it will be incorporated into the reform process. States who adopt such requirements will have unprecedented power to remove people from Medicaid rolls even if they can not afford insurance otherwise. Instead he is sabotaging it by raising premiums for families who can't afford them and creating new barriers to coverage that will-by the Governor's own admission-force tens of thousands of Kentuckians to lose access to life-saving health care.

One-third of Kentuckians are on Medicaid. "They'll be able to fill out a document to say, 'I encounter these things, whatever the diagnosis may be'". Medicaid expansion is exactly that type of policy. Make no mistake: people will die because of this. "It is an unconscionable attack on our state's health, and I will continue to fight for every Kentuckian to get the health care they need and deserve".

"Kentucky HEALTH is specifically tailored with the unique needs of Kentuckians in mind".

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The work requirement is one of the biggest changes in the history of Medicaid, which covers more than 74 million people, or about 1 in 5 Americans. The failed efforts in the House to replace Obamacare included a work requirement for Medicaid.

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) approval is problematic for several reasons".

Kentucky HEALTH is an innovative approach that will put Kentuckians on a path to better health, and is key to ensuring the long-term viability of the Medicaid program.

"We are still working through all the operational details", she explained.

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"There's a lot of concern in my mind that if folks only get 15 hours that week, how are they going to find an extra five hours of work, or how are they going to find five hours of volunteer opportunities?" said Kentucky Center for Economic Policy researcher Dustin Pugel. Among those looking for work, almost three-quarters reported that Medicaid helped.

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