Kentucky first to get approval for Medicaid work requirement
Kentucky became the first state Friday to win Trump administration approval to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage.
People ages 19 to 64 must complete 80 hours per month of “community engagement” to keep their benefits. That includes getting a job, going to school, taking a job training course or community service.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said the plan will save taxpayers more than $300 million over five years. He estimated 95,000 people will lose Medicaid by not complying with the requirements or by losing their eligibility because they make too much money.