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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:42 PM

Arkansas becomes third state to require Medicaid recipients to work

March 5 (UPI) -- Arkansas on Monday became the third state to receive federal approval to require low-income residents on Medicaid to work or volunteer to receive benefits.

"[It's] not about punishing anyone," Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters on Monday. "It's about giving people the opportunity to work. It's to give them training that they need. It's to help them move out of poverty and up the economic ladder."

Prior to Arkansas, work requirements for Medicaid were approved in Indiana and Kentucky.

Still, Hutchinson predicted that Arkansas would be the first to actually implement the law because it has been preparing to do so for about a year, when it first sought approval for the federal waiver.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/03/05/Arkansas-becomes-third-state-to-require-Medicaid-recipients-to-work/6621520277815/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:49 PM

1. I really hope there is a payback to these assholes who are trying so hard to hurt the most

vulnerable in our society

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:52 PM

2. But Medicaid is for sick/injured people

And how do you work when you're sick/injured?

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:53 PM

3. Since GOPers don't rely on facts . . .

majority of the people who rec'd Medicaid do work, majority work low wage jobs and many have children. Seniors who probably worked all their lives but still can't afford the high cost of health insurance on their retirement or social security (which GOPers want to kill SS) need both Medicaid and Medicare. Therefore, the ones who don't work and I'll say out of that % maybe 50% are on total disability or disability which leaves a small portion of the public who do rec'd Medicaid are able to work (most low paying jobs).

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