Kentucky will be offering a novel way to reactivate your medical coverage: a health or financial literacy course you must pass.
The waivers approved by the Trump administration present opportunity for new ways to think about how to empower individuals to improve their health.
The precise content of the courses is not yet worked out but may include instruction on household budgeting, opening a checking account, weight management and chronic disease management, said Kristi Putnam, a manager with Kentucky Health, the new state Medicaid program that includes work requirements. She said quizzes would be included that people must pass to complete the course.
Learn more about Kentucky’s innovative and comprehensive look at improving lives of Medicaid beneficiaries in The New York Times
In Arizona’s application for the Arizona Works Waiver, AHCCCS Director Thomas J Betlach affirmed Arizona’s commitment to innovation and designed its waiver application to enable able-bodied adults to develop the tools needed to gain and maintain meaningful employment.
Such tools include English as a Second Language courses, parenting classes, disease management education, courses on health insurance competency,and healthy living classes.
Read more in the Arizona Waiver Request