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By Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch 

Medicaid work proposal could prove a high hurdle for ex-felons


February 7, 2019

Like many other Oklahomans who have a criminal conviction, Lena Chatmon has struggled to rebuild her life since pleading guilty to motor vehicle-related and larceny charges in 2017.

Chatmon, 21, who lives in Tulsa, is unemployed and said many employers are reluctant to hire her because of her criminal record.

But as she continues to look for a job while on probation, she faces a new worry: the risk of losing her health insurance if a state proposal is approved that requires many Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week.

“I go to the doctor almost every month, and if I can’t...

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