kentucky medicaid Kentucky Latest State To Drop Medicaid Work Requirement By Lisa Gillespie • Dec 17, 2019 J. Stephen Conn / Flickr Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will not move forward with the former governor's controversial changes to the state's Medicaid program, including a work requirement for recipients. Beshear made the announcement Monday, within his first week in office. Federal Judge Again Blocks States' Work Requirements For Medicaid By editor • Mar 28, 2019 For a second time in nine months, the same federal judge has struck down the Trump administration's plan to force some Medicaid recipients to work to maintain benefits. Where Medicaid Work Requirements Go, Lawsuits Follow By Isaiah Seibert • Nov 14, 2018 A number of states have tied Medicaid coverage to work requirements. But legal challenges have followed — a sucessful attempt to stop the program in Kentucky, an ongoing lawsuit in Arkansas and possibly more to come.