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In the back of my mind is the thought that, in spite of the demagoguery, the vast majority of able bodied people on Medicaid do work,

The net is a wonderful thing: percentage of non-elderly Medicaid recipients who work.

Nationally, 64% are working full time. Another 13% work part time. Only 22% do not work at all.

This table also lists the percentages by state. The percentage of non-working on Medicaid ranges from some 37% in West Virginia to 14% in Iowa.

The states that want to implement work requirements and their non-working percentages, for 2016

Arizona, 22

Arkansas, 29

Indiana, 26

Kansas, 16

Kentucky, 28

Maine, 30

New Hampshire, 19

North Carolina, 25

Utah, 16

Wisconsin. 24

Anyone care to discuss how it is that people can work full time here in the shiny city on a hill, and still qualify for medicaid, rather than having employer paid medical or be able to afford medical insurance on their own?

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