When Kentucky HEALTH begins on April 1, 2019, individuals will not lose medical benefits.
Most individuals will keep the same benefits. Pregnant women, children, individuals who are considered medically frail, former foster youth up to age 26, and groups covered by Medicaid before the expansion will have all the same benefits they do now, including vision, dental, and access to non-emergency medical transportation.
Non-disabled adults—those who became eligible for Medicaid when it was expanded—will also be able to get the same medical benefits, but they will get some of them in a different way. These individuals will still have access to preventive and specialty medical services through their managed care organization (MCO) plan; however, non-medical vision and dental services will be available through their My Rewards Account—a special health savings account where participants can earn dollars by doing certain healthy activities.