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Hearing on Kentucky Medicaid dental, vision, hearing services rescheduled for Friday

By: - July 11, 2023 7:29 pm

Dr. Bill Collins, a supporter of the Medicaid dental expansion, treats a patient at the Red Bird Mission dental clinic in Clay County. (Photo by Deborah Yetter)

A public hearing on Gov. Andy Beshear’s plan to have Medicaid cover more dental, vision and hearing services for adults has been rescheduled from Thursday, July 13, to Friday, July 14.

The hearing by the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee will be held at 1 p.m. July 14 in Frankfort at the Capitol Annex in Room 149.

At the hearing, legislators will hear comments on Beshear’s plan that expands Medicaid to pay for additional health services including dentures, fillings, crowns and root canals as well as vision and hearing benefits such as glasses and hearing aids.

Medicaid is the federal-state health plan that provides coverage for about 1.7 million Kentuckians.

The hearing is open to the public.

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Deborah Yetter
Deborah Yetter

Deborah Yetter is an independent journalist who previously worked for 38 years for The Courier Journal, where she focused on child welfare and health and human services. She lives in Louisville and has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville.