New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

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Kentucky got the green light from the federal government Friday to require people who get Medicaid to work. It's a big change from the Obama administration, which rejected overtures from states that wanted to add a work requirement. Medicaid's chief federal officer is Seema Verma ; her home state of Indiana submitted plans for a work requirement last year, and the approval letter could come any day now. Under the proposal, people would have to average 20 hours a week of work or another qualifying activity — such as volunteering or getting an education — to get Medicaid. The goal is to increase employment among Medicaid recipients. But Sara Rosenbaum , a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University, says there's a problem with that...

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New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

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