January 13, 2018
Nine states are planning to implement work requirements for Medicaid, after Kentucky becomes the first state granted approval for the move.
Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, and will work with federal officials to make sure the proposals fit the guidelines laid out by the Trump administration.
The new rules require Medicaid recipients to participate in 80 hours of work, job training, community service or be enrolled in school.
Exemptions are made for those with disabilities or other special circumstances.