Medicaid and Marketplace Changes in Kentucky: What Might They Mean for Low-Income Residents?

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<p>Kentucky, one of the nation’s poorest states, has achieved singular success under the Affordable Care Act. Since 2014, when the state expanded Medicaid and established an effective enrollment campaign through its health insurance marketplace, some 428,000 residents have gained Medicaid coverage.</p><p>But newly elected governor Matt Bevin has begun to dismantle the state’s “Kynect” marketplace, and he has proposed significant changes to the Medicaid program. In two new posts on <em>To the Point</em>:</p>
<li>Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and colleagues <a href="/blog/2016/medicaid-expansion-kentucky-early-successes-future-uncertainty">report on findings from a survey among lower-income Kentuckians</a> documenting the gains they’ve made in accessing affordable care in recent years.</li>
<li>And Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health describe <a href="/blog/2016/will-kentucky-roll-back-its-medicaid-expansion">the governor’s proposed changes</a> to Medicaid and what they could mean for Kentucky. </li>
</ul> See the posts