State League Submits Comments on Medicaid Redesign

October 4, 2017


Contact: Wanda Lynch, President
August 10, 2017 502-875-6481

Kentucky League of Women Voters Submits Comment on State’s Plan to Redesign Current Medicaid Program

LOUISVILLE, KY– Kentucky state League of Women Voters’ president, Wanda Lynch, sent the the following letter  to Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary, Cabinet for Health & Family Services of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky (LWVKY) wishes to comment on the state’s plan to redesign our current Medicaid program, including the Expansion, into a system now known as Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health (HEALTH).

We are especially concerned that the components of the HEALTH plan—as detailed in the updated and annotated #1115 waiver request to CMS—may not be in keeping with established National and state League positions.

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost should be available to all U.S. residents. Other health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services, efficient and economical delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level for health care. Statement of Position on Health Care, as Announced by National Board, April 1993 and supplemented by concurrence, June 2016. (

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LWV Medicaid Redesign Statement

October 2, 2017


Health Committee Report, Oct. 2, 2017 The following is a copy of the statement sent by Bonnie Lynch, President, LWVKY, to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services in response to the call for comments re the state’s plan to ask CMS for a #1115 waiver. Granting of the waiver would allow the state to restructure our current Expanded Medicaid program. The text of this letter was released to the media on 08/10/2017.

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