On Friday, Kentucky became the first US state to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the fifty-year-old government health insurance program for the poor.
The approval came just one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a policy guideline that allows states to design and propose test programs that require work or job training as a condition of receiving Medicaid..
Fifteen Kentuckians have filed suit against the federal government in response to a law that requires Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer 80 hours a month in order to qualify. Source: WCPO Cincinnati -
A group of Kentucky residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of new requirements. The requirement? That people receiving benefits from the state’s Medicaid.. Source: Wochit News -