(LOUISVILLE, Ky - December 16, 2019) The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of the Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid waiver today.

"We are happy to see the rescission of work and premium payment requirements, which were potential barriers to maintaining coverage under the Medicaid program in Kentucky," said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. "Going forward, we anticipate working closely with the Administration on implementing policies that increase equitable access to high-quality preventive and other health care services that all Kentuckians need."
 
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About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested nearly $28 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

Media Contacts:
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Alexa Kerley
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