Kentucky Becomes First State To Require Work For Medicaid Recipients

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"The idea that we should keep doing what we're doing is an insult to the people of Kentucky".

Bevin said the waiver will be "transformational".

Kentucky, along with 30 other states, expanded Medicaid to those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level under the Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement commonly called Obamacare.

"Among adults with Medicaid coverage, almost eight in 10 live in working families and a majority are working themselves", he said. According to government statistics, 60 percent of non-disabled, working-age adults having a job, while almost 80 percent live with families that have at least one member in the labor force. (Those figures also include some disabled enrollees). People working 120 hours a month are also exempt. That's because children - who make up almost half of Medicaid enrollees - are excluded.

Without access to affordable health care through Medicaid, those who become ill or have chronic conditions find it harder to maintain employment. But they'll only get access to vision and dental coverage if they pay a premium. If they don't, they'll have until a state-determined date to make up those hours. And when someone gets sick, the last thing she needs to worry about is whether she'll also lose her health coverage for not working.

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Medicaid's chief federal officer is Seema Verma; her home state of IN submitted plans for a work requirement past year, and the approval letter could come any day now.

Advocates for low-income people said work has never been a requirement for Medicaid, a program originally intended as a health program for the poor and disabled.

These Medicaid enrollees will have to submit any changes to income and employment information if it affects their Medicaid eligibility. Some who miss a payment or fail to re-enroll will be locked out for six months. The difference this time around is that the federal government will recognize it.

Yesterday the Trump Administration released proposed guidelines for those states that wish to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

The administration said 10 states - mostly conservative ones - have applied for waivers involving work requirements or community involvement.

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"Recipients will be able to attest to it themselves", Hunter said at the Kentucky Primary Care Association Conference in Lexington in November. "Such programs should be created to promote better mental, physical, and emotional health in furtherance of Medicaid program objectives". Medicaid expansion is exactly that type of policy.

"By approving Governor Bevin's risky and irresponsible Medicaid waiver, the Trump administration has agreed to end health coverage for 95,000 Kentuckians". During the campaign, Bevin pledged to end Kentucky's highly successful Medicaid expansion, but as governor, he did not have the courage to do it.

Emily Beauregard, executive director for Kentucky Voices for Health, an advocacy group, said one of the key exemption issues states must work out is defining who is "medically frail"- a designation that CMS said would exempt enrollees from the requirement. Make no mistake: people will die because of this. "It is an unconscionable attack on our state's health, and I will continue to fight for every Kentuckian to get the health care they need and deserve". Either you value life or you don't.

For the current study, researchers examined data from nationwide surveys of pediatricians done by the American Academy of Pediatrics that assessed how many doctors accepted Medicaid and what proportion of patients were insured by the program. "Instead, this is an effort to transform Medicaid into a work program for low-income adults with healthcare as the prize".

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