FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky became the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration....

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    Judge Boasberg's decision seemed less rooted in Kentucky HEALTH failing to meet procedural requirements and more based on the impact of the program itself. HHS Secretary Alex Azar "must adequately con...
    07/20/2018 - 10:11 am | View Link
  • Trump administration to give Kentucky Medicaid work requirement a second chance
    The Trump administration is reviving its efforts to let Kentucky compel hundreds of thousands of poor residents to work or prepare for jobs to qualify for Medicaid, after a recent federal court order ...
    07/20/2018 - 9:52 am | View Link
  • Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid
    Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid. Less than a month after a federal judge struck down Bevin's plan that includes work requirements and premiums for some Kentuckians who get health cov...
    07/20/2018 - 8:16 am | View Link
  • Kentucky Republicans are determined to kill Medicaid
    BEVERLY, Kentucky — When a federal judge struck down Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to force Medicaid enrollees to work for benefits in June, Bevin responded by abruptly cutting vision and dental cov...
    07/20/2018 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • Kentucky reinstates dental, vision benefits in Medicaid
    Bevin’s administration had made the move after a federal judge blocked the state’s proposal to impose work requirements in Medicaid. Officials at the time said the cancellation was an “unfortunate con...
    07/20/2018 - 8:03 am | View Link
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  • Kentucky Medicaid work requirement: What you need to know
    Kentucky was the first state in the nation to win federal approval for its plan to require some people on Medicaid to work or volunteer in order to keep health coverage. Other states, including Indiana, have since obtained approval for similar plans.
    07/17/2018 - 6:07 am | View Website
  • Kentucky and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion: eligibility ...
    HHS approved Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement, but a federal judge has rejected the waiver and sent it back to HHH for additional review. Medicaid expansion is a major reason for Kentucky's success in reducing its uninsured rate through the Affordable Care Act.
    07/16/2018 - 4:10 pm | View Website
  • Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Rules
    Kentucky itself has estimated that 95,000 fewer residents would have been enrolled in Medicaid within five years, although its lawyers said many of those people would have found jobs that offered insurance. Regardless, the plaintiffs used Kentucky’s estimate to argue that work requirements would have thwarted the purpose of Medicaid.
    07/2/2018 - 6:25 am | View Website
  • How Kentucky’s 1115 Medicaid Work Demonstration is Undermining
    Shortly after HHS’s approval of Kentucky’s proposal, attorneys representing 15 Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries filed a federal lawsuit (Stewart v. Hargan) against the HHS secretary to have the Trump administration’s demonstration’s work policies declared unlawful and any work on the Kentucky demonstration halted.
    01/30/2018 - 6:53 am | View Website
  • To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work ...
    But Hal Heiner, Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development secretary, said during Mr. Bevin’s news conference that there was “an abundance of jobs” available to Medicaid recipients, as well as resources to prepare them.
    01/14/2018 - 7:01 pm | View Website
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