This Could Change Life For A Lot of People

CMS signs off on Ky. plan for Medicaid work requirements

The CMS said Friday it has approved Kentucky's request to require Medicaid beneficiaries to work, get employment training or perform community service, making Kentucky the first state in the US to be allowed to reshape eligibility around employment requirements. The state will require most able-bodied Medicaid recipients ages 19 to 64 years to participate in at least 80 hours of "employment activities," per month, and it will also require premiums from those whose incomes qualify and lock those who do not pay out of the program for six months