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Wis. legislators approve bill locking in Medicaid work requirements

Wisconsin legislators approved a bill to enact a Medicaid work requirement that requires able-bodied beneficiaries below the age of 50 to work, volunteer or attend classes for 80 hours per month to maintain eligibility. Critics said the move is part of a Republican plan to stop the incoming governor, Democrat Tony Evers, from withdrawing the changes set in motion by outgoing Gov. Scott Walker.

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