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Week in Review: Lawmakers consider Medicaid work requirements and new election recount standards

Apr 21, 2018

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Pretty soon, Medicaid recipients in Michigan who are able-bodied may have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance. That's under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday. Democrats opposed to the bill say it punishes the poor, while supporters say most people on Medicaid already work -- this would give incentive for others to do so.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss the bill, which heads to the House next, and whether Gov. Rick Snyder will sign if it ends up on his desk.


They also talk about a report that says the state should raise the age at which someone can be charged as an adult from 17 to 18, legislation that would raise the standards for election recounts, and the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years.