OK, everyone, as we noted a few days ago, President Trump, Governor Bevin, and the state are going to try again to get the Medicaid waiver approved, so they can impose work requirements and reporting overhead on people on Medicaid. (Read here about why this is a really bad idea.)
To do this, they are opening a NEW comment period, as required by law. They are hoping, it would seem, to show the judge that they have crossed their Ts and dotted their Is this time. (Even though getting more comments has nothing to do with the basic problems with their plan.)
So – it’s time that we all fill up the comment forms with our comments on this proposal. Below is the email from Kentucky Voices for Health, asking for people to submit their comments. Read what they say, then click the link at the bottom to submit your comment. It only take a few minutes, and will help show that Kentucky citizens are overwhelmingly opposed to this harmful policy.
From Kentucky Voices for Health:
CMS is once again collecting comments on Governor Bevin’s 1115 Medicaid waiver, called Kentucky HEALTH. Federal administrators are hoping to re-approve the waiver after it was recently blocked in federal court for not meeting the core objective of the Medicaid program. The Judge also criticized federal administrators for ignoring public comments in their decision to approve the waiver, which is a reminder that your voice matters!
The NEW 30-day federal comment period runs from July 19th through August 18th. You can view the official application here.. During this time, state administrators will also be collecting comments for new regulations created for Kentucky HEALTH, so we are collecting comments for both state and federal periods.
It’s time to raise our voices again! Tell us what you think of Governor Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes and how they would impact you, your family or your community.
By completing this survey your comments will be shared with State and Federal Administrators.