Federal officials have certified that the application was complete and had sufficient information. Now the Department of Health and Human Services will have a comment period for Kentucky stakeholders’ views on the plan, which adds premiums and co-pays and a requirement that able-bodied adults be engaged in their communities for at least 20 hours every week. Also, the legislature in Alabama passes a bill that will finalize funding for Medicaid next year, and lawmakers in Tennessee continue to talk about a possible Medicaid expansion.

Lexingon (Ky.) Herald-Leader:
Bevin’s Medicaid Waiver Proposal Clears Initial Hurdle With Federal Government
The federal government told the Bevin administration Thursday that its Medicaid waiver proposal has “sufficient information to evaluate” and it now wants to hear from Kentuckians what they think about the proposal. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Press Secretary Marjorie Connolly said the agency has certified the completeness of Kentucky’ …
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Kentucky Governor’s Proposal To Revamp Medicaid Expansion Moves Forward At HHS