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Kentucky to add Medicaid work requirement;
first state to follow Trump plan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/13/2018 2:27:18 PM

Kentucky received the green light Friday to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive coverage.The Bluegrass State thus becomes the first state to act on the Trump administration’s unprecedented change that could affect millions of low-income people receiving benefits. Under the new rule, adults age 19 to 64 must complete 80 hours of "community engagement" per month to keep their care. That includes working a job, going to school, taking a job-training course or volunteering."There is dignity associated with earning the value of something that you receive," Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said. "The vast majority


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/13/2018 2:48:19 PM     (No. 11509338)

This will cause a big drop off. When they added back the work requirement to food stamps in California, it went way down. Every three months you have to fill out paperwork, showing where you tried to get a job and send it in before a certain date or you are dropped and getting back on is very hard.
Just asking this simple task is more than many frauds can handle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 1/13/2018 3:18:48 PM     (No. 11509364)

When I see couples using SNAP cards and EBT cards, and both are healthy, and then see ´hiring´ signs on businesses, I´m thinking work instead of freebies. I would be embarrassed to ask for help when I can fend for myself, but I´m not a democrat!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italianlooks, 1/13/2018 3:45:34 PM     (No. 11509387)

So many of our problems rest with poor parenting! Facing a truth if you have a choice between a $100.00 in groceries and a $100.00 in tattoos what choice is there?

We find person after person, with extravent piercings, tattoos, hair and nails, so much self adulation. Then we see children hungry, sick and dislocated poorly educated! It is the parent stupid!

This society of ours is out of wack! Look at the police photos, look at the welfare recipients! Look at reality!

If you cannot feed yourself or your children din’t Ask me to chip in ifvyou are doing piercings and body art! And your children are hurting!

If you are sick, if you are disabled I am here to help but don’t spit in my face!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/13/2018 4:03:08 PM     (No. 11509401)

The sad fact (liberals cringe) is that far to much of our welfare programs have been managed to buy votes. Paying able-bodied people to NOT work has no other purpose.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: checkmatekingtwo, 1/13/2018 5:10:56 PM     (No. 11509454)

Why do full-time students get an exemption? They have enough time in their schedules to do 80 hours a month of public service or have a part-time job. Most of us worked while we attended college, what makes these snowflakes unable to do that?

Wanna bet they spend more than 80 hours a month watching TV or playing video games?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Retiree, 1/13/2018 5:35:04 PM     (No. 11509467)

About 20 years or so ago my daughter was out of work. She worked 20 hours a week to get food stamps.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 1/13/2018 6:51:11 PM     (No. 11509501)

Good plan. Glad to lose these slackers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/13/2018 7:11:12 PM     (No. 11509531)

It will take two supervisors for each "worker" to make them comply with the basic rules of employment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/13/2018 10:23:22 PM     (No. 11509647)

#8 gets it.
There is a vast bureaucracy expanded by the well intentioned welfare reform of Dollar Bill Clinton. Child care, transportation, going to college on the internet!
It became a joke.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimBob, 1/14/2018 3:13:00 AM     (No. 11509735)

Regarding the low-lifes abusing the system intended for the truly sick and needy:
My experience is that there are a good number of these slugs in my neck of the woods.
They work the system to get every freebie available and complain constantly, but they will have the Five Essentials of Low-Life Living (this cuts across all racial and ethnic lines).
The Essentials are (in no particular order):
-Air Conditioning
-Cable TV
-a Smartphone.

So they can sit in the air conditioning, drink beer, smoke cigarettes, watch soap operas, and gossip/send text messages on the ´phone.

Anyone else see this pattern?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/14/2018 4:16:28 AM     (No. 11509749)

Twenty hours a week? Piece of cake for all those bennies. Can the welfare recipient demand what ´job´ they´re only willing to do? What hours?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/14/2018 7:47:34 AM     (No. 11509814)

Come on, South Carolina, step up to the plate!

(I just moved there from the DC area!)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 1/14/2018 7:53:34 AM     (No. 11509821)

Work is a four letter word to most of them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/14/2018 10:52:17 AM     (No. 11510042)

I want random drug tests added to the mix. If you want a government handout, you should have to prove you´re drug free.

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