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Kentucky Waiver Lawsuit Could Set Precedent For Other States

January 31, 2018
The recently filed lawsuit challenging numerous aspects of Kentucky's Medicaid 1115 waiver could have far-reaching effects on other states that are seeking similar waivers or have already enacted provisions like beneficiary premiums, the elimination of retroactive eligibility and the withdrawal of non-emergency medical transportation. “Everybody's watching it,” said Matt Salo, the executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. The lawsuit, filed Jan. 24 by advocates for Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries , has garnered most of its attention for challenging...

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