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Critics: Okla. Medicaid work requirement threatens coverage


August 8, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Critics of a proposal to impose work requirements on some Oklahoma Medicaid recipients said Tuesday that the plan is designed to reduce the state's Medicaid rolls at the expense of health care services for some of its poorest citizens.

Medicaid recipients who find work under the plan may earn salaries that exceed Medicaid eligibility and most low wage jobs in the state don't come with employer-provided insurance, health care advocates said during a conference call.

"This is not a proposal that can be fixed. It is a proposal that should be dropped," said Joan Alker, ex...

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