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Statewide Medicaid Coverage Forums

Statewide Public Medicaid Coverage Forums Schedule

Proposed changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program are under review by federal officials at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In August, Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department for Medicaid submitted the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver to CMS. The demonstration waiver, Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health), is now open for the federal public comment period until October 8, 2016.

Medicaid Forums

A series of eight public forums are schedule across the state to share what the proposed changes may mean for Kentuckians. The non-profit group, Kentucky Voices for Health, is hosting the sessions to answer questions, better inform the public, and share more consumer Medicaid resources. Kentucky Voices for Health's infographic detailing changes in the proposed 1115 Waiver is available for download (PDF) ky_medicaid_expansion_handout_final-9-2-16

More details on the proposed 1115 Waiver (Kentucky HEALTH) is available online from Kentucky’s Department for Medicaid Services, here: The public and other stakeholders may submit comments on the 1115 Waiver during the 30-day federal comment period using the online CMS form, here: All public comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET October 8, 2016.

Kentucky Medicaid Forums for Consumers

September 26 – Morehead
Morehead Conference Center
6:00 – 8:00pm
111 E 1st Street
Morehead, KY 40351 

September 27 – Paducah
McCracken County Public Library
6:30 – 8:30pm
555 Washington Street
Paducah, KY 42003 

September 27 – Lexington
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary
6:30 – 8:30pm
601 Hill N Dale Drive
Lexington, KY 40503 

September 29 – Elizabethtown
Pritchard Community Center
6:00 – 8:00pm
404 S. Mulberry St.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701 

October 3 – Prestonsburg
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
6:00 – 8:00pm
75 Theatre Ct. Prestonsburg, KY 41653 

October 4 – London 
First Baptist Church
6:00 – 8:00pm
804 W 5th St.
London, KY 40741

October 5 – Louisville 
First Unitarian Church
6:00 – 8:00pm
809 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40203

October 6 – Covington  
Kenton County Public Library
6:30 – 8:30pm
502 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY 41011

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