In One Chart: Here’s a breakdown of the Medicaid recipients who aren’t working

With the Trump administration allowing states to impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients, here’s a breakdown of the people who don’t have a job and get the benefit.

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The data comes from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which examined the issue last month in anticipation of such a move. Medicaid provides public health insurance for people with low incomes who aren’t elderly.

Most Medicaid adults do work — 14.8 million of them — and nearly 80% are in working families. The Kaiser Foundation examined the Medicaid adult population who don’t receive Social Security, which has stringent criteria for getting disability benefits.

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