Work requirements for Medicaid waiver enrollees sound draconian
Regarding the recent article “Kentucky seeks stricter work requirements for Medicaid enrollees” (ModernHealth care.com, July 5), while I agree it’s logical that everyone should pay their fair share, this is draconian. Well-paid lawyers, lobbyists and legislators are acting as though they understand the often difficult lives of Medicaid recipients. It’s pretty sad where we’re headed. I’m not the biggest fan of my tax dollars being lost, but I am fine with low-income folks having access to care. You can’t expect them to work if they can’t defeat an unexpected malady.
The penalty for a gap in coverage is ridiculously flawed logic. I just ended a terribly long unemployed stretch after a layoff, after searching daily. There are more subjective situations and it’s sad to see legislators apply sole objectivity to their efforts.