Summary of Lawsuit Filed Against HHS Approval of Kentucky Waivers

Executive Summary

On January 12, 2018 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved numerous section 1115 waivers in Kentucky (KY Waivers). Because the approvals violate numerous provisions of law and will gravely harm hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) brought a lawsuit challenging them on January 24, 2018. NHeLP brought the lawsuit together with the Kentucky Equal Justice Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center. This summary lays out the basics of the lawsuit, the legal claims, as well as next steps for the litigation.

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