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Action Needed to Protect Medicaid Coverage for Allergy Testing in Kentucky

 

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services have proposed several cuts to Medicaid benefits including one that affects allergy sufferers. One of the changes proposed is to remove coverage for allergy testing for people on Medicaid. Allergy testing is an important part of diagnosing an allergy.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is  accepting public comments about the proposed changes.

AAFA encourages constituents to contact Commissioner Stephen Miller of the Department of Medicaid Services at kyhealth@ky.gov to express your concerns about these proposed changes. Suggested wording is the following:

I/we write on behalf of Kentucky Medicaid recipients, including children who are at risk of loosing access to effective and cost-efficient care and therapies. Allergic diseases, including asthma is a chronic condition for which there are no cure. People living with asthma and allergic diseases face significant challenges with activities of daily life and substantial impacts on their health and personal well-being. Access to and availability of affordable services such as allergy testing is medically necessary and essential to quality of life. I/we urge the Governor not to remove coverage for allergy testing for people on Medicaid.


All comments must be received by Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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