Harmful Section 1115 Waiver in Kentucky: Effects on People with Disabilities

Executive Summary

Earlier today, HHS approved a section 1115 waiver requested by Kentucky. The approved project is effectively a cut that will worsen or eliminate access to Medicaid for low-income individuals. This proposal will have a significant detrimental impact on people with disabilities. Though Kentucky sells its proposal as primarily affecting childless, unemployed adults, many of the approved provisions will impact everyone in the expansion group, including people with disabilities. This fact sheet describes that impact.

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