I am a resident of Hardin County. Our newspaper, the News-Enterprise, published a column last month by former state treasurer Adam Edelen about welfare reform.
Edelen excoriated Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration for asking for work/volunteer/job training time to be spent by able-bodied people who receive Medicaid. He implied that the working poor would have to do community service in addition to working their normal jobs.
The new requirement wouldn’t let able-bodied recipients sit at home and receive benefits. They, like most of us, must be moving ahead. The working poor would be in no way be affected.