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Mtn. Talk Monday: Medicaid Public Hearing in Hazard, Kentucky

Mtn. Talk Monday: Medicaid Public Hearing in Hazard, Kentucky

On June 22, 2016, Gov. Matt Bevin presented Kentucky HEALTH, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, which he says will empower individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the commonwealth. See the proposed changes here – http://chfs.ky.gov/…/0/62216KentuckyHEALTHWaiverProposal.pdf  As a means of receiving public feedback, the administration held a series of public forums.  WMMT reporter Mimi Pickering attended the forum in Hazard, Kentucky.  This episode of Mountain Talk Monday presents the overview of that forum.  Many Kentucky citizens are concerned that the proposed changes will be a drawback to the positive changes we’ve seen in coalfields, Kentucky and for those previously uninsured Kentuckians.

The state comment period has been extended again through August 14th!

Spread the word! Please share this information with your networks and encourage them to submit comments this week.

Ways to submit comments:

Written comments on the Kentucky HEALTH waiver proposal can be mailed to:
Commissioner Stephen Miller
Department for Medicaid Services
275 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621

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Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

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