Poll: Wide majority of Kentuckians oppose reductions in medicaid coverage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered. By a similar margin, they oppose cutting back dental, vision and non-emergency transportation services, even if dental and vision care could be “earned” back through required activities.

The reductions in coverage and benefits are features of the Bevin administration’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver plan known as Kentucky HEALTH.

According to the poll, conducted in mid-December by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, Inc., 66 percent of Kentuckians statewide oppose scaling back Medicaid services.

The Mason-Dixon poll results come as the Governor’s plan, titled Kentucky HEALTH, may be nearing implementation, pending the outcome of legal filings.

Kentucky Equal Justice Center commissioned the two questions on the Governor’s plan for Medicaid. The full survey report on the Medicaid questions and a description of the survey methodology can be found here.

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