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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:57 AM

Kentuckys Medicaid Work Requirement Is an About-Face

Kentucky is about to become the first state to impose a work rule for Medicaid. Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall worry about what it will mean for their business. The married couple raise lamb and grow 40 crops on a farm outside Louisville that Abell says is “minimally profitable.” They don’t have pay stubs or time sheets to document the hours they work. That could be a problem starting this summer, when the state will require Medicaid recipients to prove that they’re working or that they qualify under a handful of exemptions. The couple has been on Medicaid since their daughter was born in 2015. Although Pearsall, who’s pregnant with their second child, will probably be exempt from the requirements, Abell could find his coverage at risk. Paying for private insurance would mean “we’d have less to invest in growing the business,” he says.


Tightening access to Medicaid has been a long-held goal of conservatives. The 53-year-old state and federal partnership provides insurance to 72 million low-income Americans and, at a cost of $586 billion, accounts for 17 percent of all health spending in the U.S. On Jan. 11 the Trump administration gave states authority to begin adding “community engagement” requirements such as work, volunteering, or job training for nondisabled adult recipients. The next day it approved Kentucky’s bid to do so, which had been pending since 2016.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-18/kentucky-s-medicaid-work-requirement-is-an-about-face


I don't know about anyone else, but I would be out in the streets of Kentucky right now over this assholes governor and the sexual predator asshole trying to use the "blame game" that people are are trying to stiff the system........................this is outrageous





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turbinetree Feb 2018 OP
we can do it Feb 2018 #1
turbinetree Feb 2018 #3
we can do it Feb 2018 #4
Ohiogal Feb 2018 #2
we can do it Feb 2018 #5
turbinetree Feb 2018 #7
turbinetree Feb 2018 #6
CrispyQ Feb 2018 #8
Hortensis Feb 2018 #9

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:01 AM

1. This is the shit Kentucky and other red states voted for.

Maybe it will cause them to think, but I doubt it.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:15 AM

3. They better hurry, and we also better take a stand, because they are using the same tactics of

Ronnie "ray gun Reagan---------------take little here, take little there


https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2017/09/09/on_medicaid_follow_reagans_lead_110351.html



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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:16 AM

4. Oh, I fully agree.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:08 AM

2. I had posted an article

last night from the NYT about this. I am infuriated that the idiots that run KY sit there in their ivory towers and spend the day thinking up ways to make the needy jump through ridiculous hoops and deal with endless complicated paperwork. I really think they are sitting there snickering about how all their burdensome requirements will weed out the ones who "really want it". I agree with you, turbinetree, if I lived in KY I would be out in the streets protesting this nonsense, too.

What does it say about a country that makes it so needlessly difficult for a poor person to see a doctor? I am ashamed for what our country is becoming.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:17 AM

5. It says racist whites continue to vote against their own best interests.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:24 AM

7. Yepper, spot on

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:23 AM

6. You have a human being that is currently getting ready to run in your state...........Rachel Crooks

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/07/rachel-crooks-trump-sexual-harassment


Donate

https://twitter.com/rachelforohio?lang=en


This site is and can be used to mobilize for the next election, we are in this together, and we must change the tactic of that it is the "We the People" that are made to look as being the problem, when it is not "We the People" that is the problem


I just looked at your thread name and assume that you live in Ohio, we can start there together, to get Rachel Crooks elected



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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:33 AM

8. This is no way to run a country.

Every 2-4 years, citizens have to worry about major changes to basics like health care. Congress, voting every two weeks to keep our country financially running. We are chaos central & Putin is happier than a fly on shit.

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