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

by Deborah Yetter, Kentucky Lantern

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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Photo: 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)