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Kentucky May Not Have Enough Jobs For Medicaid Work Requirement

September 06, 2017
Kentucky may not have enough available jobs or volunteer opportunities for those who would need them to access Medicaid benefits under the state's proposed Medicaid work requirement, according to experts in the state who noted the areas where individuals are on Medicaid are the same ones where jobs don't exist. Kentucky submitted a demonstration waiver request, Kentucky HEALTH, in August 2016 that included a "community engagement requirement" -- a work requirement that would require Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries to work or...

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