SEN.’S ADAMS, ALVARADO ISSUE STATEMENT ON KY HEALTH WAIVER

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2016
Contact: John Cox
859-492-2963
John.Cox@LRC.KY.GOV

SENATORS ADAMS, ALVARADO ISSUE STATEMENT ON KENTUCKY HEALTH WAIVER SUBMISSION

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The following is a joint statement on behalf of Senate Health and Welfare Committee chair Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) and vice chair Dr. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester):

“The current Medicaid model in Kentucky is broken. If we continue down this unsustainable path, many Kentuckians will lose their healthcare coverage and we will have less state dollars to fund education and fix pension systems. The waiver proposed by Governor Bevin is a common-sense approach to keep Kentuckians covered and become personally engaged in their own health. This waiver promotes accountability and provides a pathway to private insurance.”

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For more information on the Section 1115 demonstration waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health) from Governor Matt Bevin’s Office, please visit: http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/kh.