Kellyanne Conway suggests those affected by proposed Medicaid cuts should get a job

During an appearance on This Week Sunday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said that those who may lose Medicaid coverage under a new healthcare bill don’t deserve coverage because they should be working anyway, according to Fortune.

Ms. Conway declined to admit that proposed Medicaid cuts would result in current enrollees losing coverage because she said those who were covered under Medicaid expansion were not the program’s intended participants.

"Obamacare took Medicaid, which was designed to help the poor, the needy, the sick, disabled, also children and pregnant women, it took it and went way above the poverty line and opened it up to many able-bodied Americans,” said Ms. Conway.

Ms. Conway suggested that those who will lose coverage should work so that they can receive insurance from their employers. According to studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the majority of Medicaid enrollees do work, but the low-paying jobs do not offer health insurance.

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