Disability, Senior Rights Groups Urge Court to Reject KY Medicaid Waiver Project

Executive Summary

Justice In Aging, AARP Foundation, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund urge the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Stewart v. Azar to reject HHS’s approval of Kentucky’s waiver project that includes an onerous work requirements program, premiums, lock-outs, and other obstacles to Medicaid. “If implemented, the Kentucky Waiver will harm low-income persons with functional limitations and chronic conditions of all ages, but especially those ages 50 to 64. The results will be more low-income people without health care and without the ability to gain independence and provide self-care,” the groups state in their friend-of-the-court brief.

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