About 48,000 Kentuckians wouldn’t have met the community engagement requirements — otherwise known as work requirements — if Gov. Matt Bevin’s changes to Medicaid had gone into effect as planned last year. That’s a smaller number than the 95,000 people over five years that were originally estimated by the state to be at risk of losing coverage.
Bevin’s proposed changes to the program would affect Medicaid enrollees who gained coverage during the program’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The community engagement requirement hasn’t gone into effect; it’s being challenged by advocacy groups and has been tied up in court since last year.