To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Are Horrified.

Led by the state’s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July.

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  • Kentucky hopes website will track Medicaid work requirements
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    02/8/2018 - 11:20 pm | View Link
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    01/12/2018 - 8:55 am | View Link
  • Kentucky will be first to impose work rules for Medicaid benefits
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky will be the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work or face losing their benefits after the Trump administration approved its plan Friday. Advocates for the poor threatened lawsuits, while Gov. Matt Bevin ...
    01/12/2018 - 8:40 am | View Link
  • Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement
    (AP) — Kentucky has become the first state to require many ... completing a diabetes or weight management course or participating in an anti-smoking program. Advocates for the poor have said work requirements will become one more hoop for low-income ...
    01/12/2018 - 4:12 am | View Link
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  • Lawsuit challenges Bevin’s work requirement for Medicaid ...
    This story has been updated to include a comment from Gov. Matt Bevin. Calling Medicaid "the cornerstone of the social safety net," health law advocates have filed a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking work requirements and other changes to Medicaid that Gov. Matt Bevin plans to enact in Kentucky, the first state to do so under new federal standards.
    03/15/2018 - 9:24 am | View Website
  • Kentucky Rushes to Remake Medicaid as Other States Prepare ...
    As Kentucky pushes forward, many who work with the poor are worried that the thicket of new documentation requirements in Medicaid will be daunting for low-income people, who may have little education and struggle with transportation, paying for cellphone minutes and getting access to the internet.
    02/20/2018 - 4:55 am | View Website
  • Kentucky hopes website will track Medicaid work ...
    Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid, and now it has to do something arguably more daring: Build a mobile-friendly website that works.
    02/9/2018 - 7:17 am | View Website
  • Trump administration approves second Medicaid work ...
    HHS Secretary Alex Azar touted the work requirement plan as an innovative approach to boosting employment and lifting poor adults out of poverty.
    02/2/2018 - 10:39 am | View Website
  • Five things to know about Medicaid work requirements | TheHill
    Policy experts and advocates say the idea that poor people are taking advantage of the Medicaid system is a false characterization of the state-federal health program for the needy.
    01/15/2018 - 3:29 am | View Website
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