Medicaid is a huge expense to Americans and far too many sponges suck up the benefits with no desire to better their future, but that is all about to change.
Kentucky was the first state to step up and implement state legislation that will require Medicaid recipients are now going to have to “earn” their coverage.
Since the Kentucky announcement, several other red states have come forward to commit to the same legislation, offering significant support to a key Trump administration stance.
The new rule states that any adult receiving benefits between the ages of 19 and 64 must have a total of 80 hours per month of “community engagement.”
That is defined as going to school, working part or full-time, volunteering, or getting job training.
The Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, stated, “The vast majority of men and women, able-bodied men and women … they want dignity associated with being able to earn and have engagement.”
Kentucky is also implementing legislation that removes the extras from the insurance coverage, meaning dental and vision, but those benefits can be earned back through various health-oriented programs.
It is worth noting the legislation also gives exceptions to certain classifications, such as students already going to school full-time, primary caregivers, and elderly.
In other words, the only people that are being asked to commit to “community engagement” are the lazy slobs sitting on their couches that refuse to get off their butts and find a job.
Citizens of the state will also have to pay as much as $15 per month to receive their benefits.
These small changes in just one state are estimated to save taxpayers roughly $60 million a year. Imagine if the same legislation was in place across the entire United States.
Democrats are already going off about the work requirements to receive benefits, calling them “ridiculous” and “unfair.” God forbid the freeloaders actually work to receive something like most Americans.
I have long been an advocate of such legislation as I believe programs like this will help people actually get off our welfare system by receiving job training and an education.
I think most Americans would agree, paying for someone to get an education or job training for 1-5 years is far better than having them living off the government and our tax dollars for their entire life.
Democrats, of course, continue to pander to the poor, telling them they will do everything they can to help them sit on that couch a little longer, but that is not the way this country is supposed to work.
It is a bold move Governor Bevin and you absolutely have our support on this measure.
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