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Newt Gingrich pushes myth that able-bodied adults are freeloading off Medicaid to suggest work requirement

Gingrich did not mention that “able-bodied adults” constitute only 20 percent of spending and that children make up about half of enrollees. Gingrich also did not mention that nearly 8 in 10 adult Medicaid recipients live in working families, and a majority of adult recipients work themselves but are still unable to afford insurance through their employers or other means.

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