NAPLES, Fla. -- Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) released a new poll that shows that more than a year after the state's waiver application was originally approved, Kentucky voters continue to support Medicaid work requirements. According to the poll, 74 percent of all Kentucky voters support requiring able-bodied, childless adults to work, train or volunteer at least part time in order to receive Medicaid benefits.
This poll follows a previous survey that yielded similar results, finding that the majority of Kentucky voters overwhelmingly support Medicaid work requirements and that 75 percent of voters nationwide support the reform.
"Kentucky has been a leader in welfare reform that preserve resources for the truly needy and promote work, and it's clear that voters in the state support these reforms," said Sam Adolphsen, vice president of executive affairs at FGA.
"The polling has been consistent in showing support for Medicaid work requirements across all political parties. Voters in Kentucky and across the country know that the best pathway out of dependency is a job."