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Doctors say new Medicaid rules 'like asking people to work with an anchor on their back'

Doctors say new Medicaid rules 'like asking people to work with an anchor on their back'As many as 6.3 million people could lose Medicaid benefits as a result of the new change. Dr Gary Leroy’s patients are “salt of the earth”: inner-city people working in Dayton, Ohio as dishwashers, car mechanics and patient care assistants. Although the vast majority have jobs, most qualify for Medicaid, a public health insurance program which serves 74 million poor and disabled Americans.



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'It Will Be Transformational.' Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work Requirement

'It Will Be Transformational.' Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work RequirementKentucky is the first state to adopt the Trump administration's new policy of imposing work requirements as a precondition for Medicaid



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Trump's New Medicaid Rules Aren't About Empowering People. They're About Punishing The Poor.

Trump's New Medicaid Rules Aren't About Empowering People. They're About Punishing The Poor.President Donald Trump’s administration has provided states with a new weapon to exact revenge on lazy poor people who have the temerity to be on the losing end of the American economy and also sometimes need to go to the doctor.



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A Medicaid Work Requirement Would Be Bad Policy Without The Opioid Crisis. It's Disastrous With It.

A Medicaid Work Requirement Would Be Bad Policy Without The Opioid Crisis. It's Disastrous With It.The Trump administration opened the doors Thursday for states to set work requirements for people who get Medicaid, a move that is likely to be a catastrophe for some of the most vulnerable Americans, particularly those struggling with opioid addiction.



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Trump Administration Says States May Make Medicaid Recipients Work to Get Benefits

Trump Administration Says States May Make Medicaid Recipients Work to Get BenefitsThe Trump administration is giving states this option



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Ralph Northam Draws Progressive Ire Over Medicaid Comments

Ralph Northam Draws Progressive Ire Over Medicaid CommentsWASHINGTON ― Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam drew the ire of progressives on Sunday, who accused him of walking back ― before even taking office ― his promise to expand Medicaid for more low-income people.



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The Latest: State cuts off Medicaid funds for nursing home

The Latest: State cuts off Medicaid funds for nursing homeThe Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):



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Senators Debate the Future of Healthcare: Medicaid for All?

Senators Debate the Future of Healthcare: Medicaid for All?Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) join Chuck Todd for an exclusive joint interview to discuss whether Medicaid might be expanded to cover a greater set of people.



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Veterans need Medicaid too — and are speaking out against GOP health care bill

Veterans need Medicaid too — and are speaking out against GOP health care billFor Kelly Gregory, serving in the U.S. military has been a long-standing family tradition. “I want to be the last American that dies because I didn’t have access to health care,” said Gregory. Gregory, 48, has stage IV breast cancer.



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Medicaid: How Senate Health Care Bill Could Hurt Nursing Home Patients

Medicaid: How Senate Health Care Bill Could Hurt Nursing Home PatientsSupporters of the Senate bill say the long-term cuts to Medicaid are necessary to save the program, but some health care providers say the cuts could be devastating for 1.4 million Americans in nursing homes.



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