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Kentucky is first state to get federal OK for Medicaid work requirement

- cbsnews.com
13 Jan 2018
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. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the approval on Friday.

Despite Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities

13 Jan 2018
According to the Washington Post, ten states have been "waiting for federal permission" to implement this program, and others are close at hand. On Friday, Kentucky became the first state to have its Medicaid work requirements approved . People with disabilities successfully saved the Affordable Care Act for millions of people. Now it's time for others to join the fight ...
- rewire.news

Local reactions to Gov Bevin's Kentucky Medicaid waiver

- wdrb.com
13 Jan 2018
"I am pleased to see that the Trump administration has recognized the value of the Kentucky HEALTH proposal and has approved Kentucky's Medicaid waiver application," said Guthrie. "The Kentucky HEALTH program will help Governor Bevin and the Kentucky state government tailor Medicaid to best fit the needs of Kentuckians. By helping low-income individuals gain employment or ...

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

13 Jan 2018
It's these able-bodied adults, not the traditional Medicaid enrollees, that the Trump administration's policy on work requirements targets. According to The New York Times, "The Trump administration said that state Medicaid officials could not impose work requirements on pregnant women, elderly beneficiaries, children or people who were unable to work because of a ...
- thefederalist.com

As First State Wins Approval, Work Requirements May Be Just the Beginning of Medicaid Changes Under Trump

- governing.com
13 Jan 2018
Work requirements could have the biggest impact in states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA. Out of the 10 states that have proposed work requirements, two of them -- Kansas and Wisconsin -- have refused federal money to make more low-income people eligible for Medicaid. Utah enacted a slim Medicaid expansion for chronically homeless people with substance abuse ...

Kentucky Becomes First State To Adopt Medicaid Work Requirements

13 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced on Jan. 11 that states could impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. One day later, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the waiver for Kentucky, adopting that new policy for the next five years. Per Time , under the program, which officially starts in July, adults age 19 to 64 must complete 80 hours of ...
- zerohedge.com

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

- kspr.com
13 Jan 2018
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan will save state taxpayers more than $300 million over the next five years. He also estimates about 95,000 people will lose their Medicaid coverage either by not complying with the work and community engagement requirements or by losing their eligibility because they make too much money.

Give Medicaid Work Rules a Try

13 Jan 2018
But if they can help beneficiaries find jobs and expand or preserve access to health insurance, work rules are worth trying. To date 10 states have applied for the waiver that will allow them to impose these requirements; Kentucky , whose governor campaigned on repealing the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, is poised to go first.
- bloomberg.com

Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

- money.cnn.com
13 Jan 2018
The work requirement, which will take effect in July, will apply to all able-bodied, working-age adults who are not pregnant, medically frail, full-time students or primary caregivers of dependents. About 350,000 Kentucky residents will be subject to this mandate, but about half of them already have jobs or are in other activities that would satisfy the requirement.

How to Turn a Red State Purple Democrats Not Required

13 Jan 2018
Yet while the dividend is sacred, it's unpredictable. So long as oil prices stayed high, or high enough, much stayed the same: Oil got pumped and the industry elected its own to the legislature--the last Senate president, Kevin Meyer, was employed by ConocoPhillips while in office. State government was hardly immune to the inherent corruption of the petro-state--in 2007 ...
- politico.com
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