Kentucky will become the first state in the U.S. to require an estimated 350,000 Medicaid recipients to work, get job training, volunteer or care for a family member in order to qualify for benefits. Gov. Matt Bevin, whose office estimates…
On Friday, Kentucky became the first state to impose work requirements for those who receive Medicaid. The decision came a day after the Trump administration said it would allow some states to press certain people on Medicaid to work or…
By Andrew DeMillo and Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press
Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Thousands of poor adults in Kentucky will have to find jobs and pay monthly premiums to retain their Medicaid coverage as a result of drastic changes to the state’s health insurance program approved Friday by the Trump administration.
In our news wrap Thursday, in a major reversal of previous policy, the Trump administration will begin permitting states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, the IRS released new income tax withholding tables as it rushes to implement…
By Saher Khan
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Casey Moss, STAT
A new study released Monday reports a crucial consequence of that divide: Nonexpansion states have suffered a significant increase in hospital closures. States that expanded benefits, on the other hand, saw their rate of closures decline.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Financing for the program expired last fall. Congress has temporarily extended its funding, but growing numbers of states have moved closer to exhausting their money.
By Sarah Varney, Jason Kane
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
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