Kentucky became the first state to implement work requirements for Medicaid eligibility Friday, one day after the Trump administration announced that it would begin granting waivers empowering states to exercise greater control of the administration of Medicaid dollars, in a reversal of long standing federal policy.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who ran on a pledge to reverse the Medicaid expansion facilitated by his predecessor under Obamacare, praised the move as “the most transformational entitlement reform that has been seen in a quarter of a century,” during a Friday press conference.
“Why should a working-age person not be expected to do something in exchange for what they are provided?” Bevin asked during the press conference in Frankafort. read more