Balanced Health Kentucky is a transparent, policy data-driven, community facing organization.
We seek to share a financially and legally sound reform to serve as a national model to fully fund Medicaid expansion. Our interactions with legislative and community leaders will be positive with an understanding of the difficult financial and political pressures. We welcome all supporters in our effort. We will refrain from any activity that seeks to divide Kentuckians.
Kentucky faces a $200M-300M Medicaid budget shortfall which will double by 2020.
The Governor of Kentucky has complete executive authority to end part or all of Medicaid expansion to balance the budget thus ending healthcare coverage for 500,000 Kentuckians.
The General Assembly has complete legislative authority to fully fund Medicaid expansion. This can be achieved through comprehensive healthcare tax reform by lowering the current high tax rates and broadening the current narrow base, in order to make Medicaid financially self-sustainable.