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Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, though some will have to work with federal officials to make sure their requests fit the guidelines laid out Thursday by the Trump administration.

Maine requires 20 hours of work or community involvement, while Kentucky and Indiana don't have any requirements for the first three months of coverage and gradually require more work the longer someone is on Medicaid.

Kansas, Maine and Utah exempt parents of children under age 6, while North Carolina would exempt any adult with a dependent child.

Utah's exclusions begin at age 60, Arkansas' at age 49 and Arizona's at age 55.

Arizona officials estimate that fewer than 270,000 Arizonans would be affected by the requirements, said Heidi Capriotti, public information officer for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

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