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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    06/17/2018 - 3:08 am | View Link
  • 5 Things To Know About Medicaid Work Requirements
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    06/14/2018 - 8:51 am | View Link
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    06/14/2018 - 8:31 am | View Link
  • What you need to know about Michigan Medicaid work requirements
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    06/14/2018 - 7:19 am | View Link
  • Medicaid work requirements could cost the government more in the long run
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    01/23/2018 - 10:20 am | View Link
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    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.
    06/14/2018 - 1:17 am | View Website
  • Michigan may be next to set Medicaid work, training rules ...
    Gov. Rick Snyder, a strong Medicaid proponent, will be critical to the fate of the proposed "workforce engagement" requirements now pending in the House.
    06/10/2018 - 5:25 am | View Website
  • Kentucky first to win federal approval to roll back ...
    Kentucky becomes first state to win federal approval to reshape Medicaid program following Obamacare expansion.
    01/12/2018 - 7:25 pm | View Website
  • Kentucky Just Made It Harder For Poor People To Get Health ...
    The Trump administration on Friday told Kentucky it can go ahead with its controversial Medicaid overhaul ― an initiative that would reduce benefits, require some beneficiaries to work, and generally make it more difficult for people to stay on the program.
    01/12/2018 - 2:24 pm | View Website
  • Kentucky is first state to get federal OK for Medicaid ...
    FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration.
    01/12/2018 - 12:15 pm | View Website
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