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June 2018

Medicaid Waivers in Legal and Policy Context; Families USA and Kentucky Voices for Health Explain

Medicaid Waivers in Legal and Policy Context; Families USA and Kentucky Voices for Health Explain 
Lockouts, Work Requirements, and Other Illegal Attempts to Hurt Vulnerable Families


Washington, D.C.—On Monday, June 11 Families USA and Kentucky Voices for Health held a press telebriefing discussing in detail the recent series of Medicaid eligibility restrictions approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under executive branch waiver authority.

Speakers:

  • Frederick Isasi, Families USA’s executive director and former National Governors Association (NGA) vice president for health policy, where he served as a principal negotiator of Medicaid waivers on behalf of multiple governors;
  • Eliot Fishman, Families USA’s senior director of health policy and former director of the group responsible for Medicaid waiver review at CMS; and
  • Emily Beauregard, executive director for Kentucky Voices for Health, a leading state advocate for Kentucky health care consumers who has in-depth knowledge of Kentucky’s Medicaid program, the changes the state seeks to make through its Medicaid waiver, and the impact that will have on Kentuckians.

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