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The future of Medicaid work requirements is on the line in the Kentucky governor's election today

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“Work requirements like Kentucky Gov. Bevin's aren't designed to get people to work, they're designed to kick people off of their coverage. They are callous. They are wrong!  BUT  Bevins wants to roll back access to Medicaid by imposing work requirements, which  will "help taxpayers by getting people off the dole & push the poor to become more self-reliant!" His  own administration forecasts that the work requirements could result in as many as 95,000 of the 400,000 Kentuckians currently on Medicaid being dropped from the rolls. But Andy Beshear, the Democratic candidate  has struggled to elevate this issue, which has been overshadowed by Trump’s visit to the state.  Policy experts will watch tonight’s results in the Bluegrass State closely. One dynamic is whether Beshear can make inroads in the rural areas of the state that are most reliant on Medicaid."

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