Kentucky Will Be the First State to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

Led by the state’s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July.

WASHINGTON — Kentucky will be the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work or face losing their benefits after the Trump administration approved its plan on Friday.Advocates for the poor threatened lawsuits, while Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, celebrated the approval as “the most transformational entitlement reform that has been seen in a quarter of a century.”The plan calls for most Medicaid recipients who are not disabled and aged 19 to 64 to work at least 20 hours a ...