Learn about the 1115 Medicaid Waiver

Do you have Passport, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, Humana CareSource, WellCare of Kentucky, or Anthem?   These are Medicaid Plans and changes may be happening to the program soon.

The State of Kentucky has applied for an 1115 Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to make changes to the state’s Medicaid program. The changes proposed include premiums, lock-out periods, the loss of vision and dental coverage, and requirements for work or volunteering.   Click here to view an overview of the proposed changes.

Kentucky Voices for Health will be hosting community forums across the Commonwealth during the 30-day federal comment period for Governor Bevin’s proposed changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program. Each event will feature a brief presentation about the proposed changes and an opportunity for the public to voice your questions and concerns about the Medicaid waiver.

  • Let CMS know how these changes to Medicaid will impact our patients or yourself if you or your family member have Medicaid. CMS, the Federal Agency reviewing Kentucky’s 1115 Waiver application is accepting public comments now through October 8, 2016.  Attached is an overview of Kentucky’s Waiver.   Click here to submit comments online.  https://public.medicaid.gov/connect.ti/public.comments/answerQuestionnaire?qid=1888067
  • Attend a community forum to learn more and share your opinion about the proposed changes. Community Forums are being organized by Kentucky Voices for Health throughout the state.  Click here to see when and where the forums will be held.  Louisville’s Forum will be:
    October 5th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    First Unitarian Church
    809 South Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40203