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  • N2Doc (5717 posts)
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    Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage.

    The Trump administration gave the approval Friday. People between the ages of 19 and 64 must complete 80 hours per month of “community engagement” to keep their benefits. That includes getting a job, going to school, taking a job training course and community service.





    Evil bastards.


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  • Ferd Berfel (6135 posts)
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    1. …

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !  
  • mmonk (2734 posts)
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    2. Trust Fund babies are the only ones that merit free stuff.

  • HassleCat (2613 posts)
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    3. Not a bad requirement, but you know what will happen.

    Eighty hours is too much, for starters, but I think some form of public service should be required for everyone. What we should do is what other countries do, require everyone to serve in the military, Peace Corps, etc for two years. Then you get health care, retirement, welfare, etc for life.

    This thing they’re doing in Tennessee is just a way to screw people, of course. I doubt there will be any decent community service opportunities. And you know they will declare everybody “able” as long as they’re breathing.

    • Hobbit709 (3621 posts)
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      5. Of course 80 hrs of minimum wage will put you over the cut-off level.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • down-by-the-river (49 posts)
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      9. WTF?

      So you think everyone should have to serve in the military? In other words, you support countries like China, North Korea and other totalitarian regimes that force citizens into military servitude. Now name a Democracy in which citizens are forced into servitude, and I’ll show you a country that’s not a true Democracy.

      • HassleCat (2613 posts)
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        10. Please read carefully. I mention alternative service.

        • down-by-the-river (49 posts)
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          11. You still say required service.

          Regardless of what type of service it is, you are still requiring people to do it. There are of course other countries whose only requirement is that you’re a citizen and pay taxes.

          • HassleCat (2613 posts)
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            12. Yes, required service.

            A big reason we are becoming a nation of selfish reality TV addicts is because we lack institutions that bring people together to do something for their fellow citizens. Freedom comes with obligations, and that extends beyond maxing out the credit card at WalMart.

      • Aldroud (1206 posts)
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        13. Denmark, Germany, S. Korea

        Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't.
  • Deadpool (13474 posts)
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    4. Those senior citizens and children should learn to pull their own weight!


    • travelamerica (939 posts)
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      6. That's not a new idea


  • Major Hogwash (3495 posts)
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    7. This sucks on so many levels that I can't address it in just 1 comment.

    Any compassion towards human beings is conspicuously absent from the Trump administration.

    Trump moya marionetka ~ Putin  
  • jwirr (4364 posts)
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    8. Wonder what kind of jobs they will have for children like my daughter who

    cannot talk, cannot walk, has to be diapered and fed and otherwise total care? Like the Clinton’s before them I doubt that they even understand that there are people like my daughter in this world let alone on Medicaid.