NHeLP Comments to HHS on Kansas’ Sec. 1115 Medicaid Waiver Project

Executive Summary

In comments to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), National Health Law Program urges the Secretary to reject Kansas’ Sec. 1115 Medicaid waiver project, so-called “KanCare 2.0.”  The state’s waiver scheme includes imposing work requirements on eligibility, extended lockout periods, lifetime limits, and a coercive incentive for beneficiaries to discontinue a Social Security disability determination, which are all punitive measures that will only bring further harm to beneficiaries, cause thousands to lose Medicaid coverage, and reduce access to necessary care, the National Health Law Program states in its comments to HHS.

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