Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation—about one in five Kentuckians live in poverty—combined with some of the worst health statistics in the United States. More than one in three Kentuckians are covered by Medicaid, either through the traditional program or through expansion. With Medicaid expansion, Kentucky reduced the uninsured rate to less than 8 percent and yet our dismal health statistics remain the same while health care costs continue to rise. That prompted Gov. Matt Bevin to redesign the Medicaid expansion via the 1115 Waiver. Click here to see a snapshot of key changes to the state’s existing Medicaid expansion.