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Kentuckians continue losing Medicaid coverage for unexplained reasons; bureaucratic hurdles an issue

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Some Kentuckians are losing Medicaid coverage, and don’t know why. According to the health care consumers group Families USA, the percentage of Medicaid enrollees in Kentucky dropped by 4 percent between 2017 and 2018, mirroring a national trend. Authors of a report by the group say that annual, or even monthly, eligibility re-determination processes, which...

New poll of Kentucky voters shows wide majority oppose reduction in Medicaid coverage and services

A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered. By a similar margin, they oppose cutting back dental, vision and non-emergency transportation services, even if dental and vision care could be “earned” back through required activities. The reductions in coverage...