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The Medicaid program, now in its 53rd year, is a success story. Through Medicaid, millions of low-income Americans have built well-being and gained greater economic security via access to health insurance coverage. This coverage has guaranteed health care to those who are unable to find work, whose employers or job types do not grant access to health insurance, or who are caregivers, students, or who have disabling conditions that interfere with regular work.

As an organization that focuses on the health coverage and well-being of older Americans and people with disabilities, we have a particular interest in how this waiver would harm Kentuckians from ages 50 to 64 and Kentuckians with functional limitations and chronic conditions of all ages who are not administratively classified as “disabled.”…

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