The Trump administration on Friday said Kentucky can require Medicaid recipients to work as a condition of coverage, barely pausing for a breath after it laid out a welcome mat Thursday for states that want to force able-bodied people off the rolls unless they find jobs, volunteer or meet other conditions.Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, said federal approval of their waiver program — the first of its kind — will be “transformational” for his state, shoring up benefits for pregnant women and the truly infirm while prodding healthy people to lift themselves out of poverty.“They are not stupid people. These are not incapable people,” Mr. Bevin said.The project, known as Kentucky HEALTH, will require many adults on Medicaid to perform 20 hours of work, job training or community engagement per week and imposes monthly, income-based premiums of $1 to $15 per month.Nine other states have requested work-requirement waivers from the administration — …
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