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Now that the Trump administration has approved work requirement waivers in two states—Kentucky and Indiana—as many as 11 more could follow.
It's the latest round of grants under the POWER initiative, which targets places where the coal sector has declined.
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The plaintiffs contend that waivers that require work as a prerequisite for health coverage will cause “irreparable harm to the health and welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable in our country.”
The state’s waiver would also impose monthly premiums on beneficiaries, and threatens six-month program lockouts on individuals who do not comply with Medicaid rules.
Experts speculate that Kentucky could be the first state to see its work requirement waiver approved—a move that could mean 95,000 fewer enrollees in that state over the next five years.
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“I don’t care what country you represent, or what industry you represent, workforce is a challenge,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
“If the president were to say let’s quadruple funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, I’d vote for it,” said U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.
A $31 million wildlife conservation project is taking shape on land in eastern Kentucky that includes the site of the first mountaintop removal coal mine in the state.
In eight counties in the state, people can expect to die younger than their parents.
, The Atlantic
May 8, 2017
Officials in Indiana and Kentucky say college scholarships for occupational training programs will help fill open jobs.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
May 3, 2017
On average, coal miners represent 52 of every 1,000 people in the counties where 50 percent of the workforce is found
“I was able to convince him, ‘Mr. President, this is not an efficient use of the taxpayer dollars,’” Mick Mulvaney said of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The feasibility of the project in Pikeville could depend partly on federal grant programs that may be eliminated.
“Bourbonism,” the mayor said in an interview, has helped his city bridge the urban-rural divide in Kentucky and boost economic development in the process.
Such a plan would align with previous proposals from GOP lawmakers and the Heritage Foundation.
GOP and Democratic governors were at odds as they convened for their winter meeting over possible changes to the health care entitlement program.
“We appreciate the clarification,” said Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.
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