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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 01:16 AM

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp unveils Medicaid plan with work requirement

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp released a plan Monday to expand Medicaid to the state’s poorest able-bodied adults, on the condition that they work, volunteer, receive job training or attend school.

Under Kemp’s proposal, which is more limited than other states, uninsured adults in Georgia who make no more than the federal poverty level would qualify for Medicaid assistance if they spent at least 80 hours a month working, volunteering, training or studying. They would also have to pay monthly premiums.

The federal poverty level is just under $12,500 for an individual.

The governor’s office called the approach a “conservative reform” that reflects the state’s values as a place that “honors work” and “champions individual responsibility.” It would require approval from the Trump administration.

Read more: https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20191104/georgia-gov-brian-kemp-unveils-medicaid-plan-with-work-requirement

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