Many fear they can’t meet Medicaid “work requirements”

When it comes to her Medicaid coverage, Mary Ellen Guy feels like she’s living in limbo.

The Greenville woman can’t meet the 80-hour work requirement — as it is most often called — because she cares for her parents, Anna and Harold Guy, who are in their 80s.

Until two years ago, Mary Ellen Guy worked in Chicago as a leasing agent for Wirtz Realty Corp., but she resigned to return home when her parents needed her.

Working, school or volunteerism are not options right now. Anna Guy suffered a stroke earlier this year and needs around-the-clock assistance. Besides, Muhlenberg County’s economy does not offer many professional positions for someone with Mary Ellen Guy’s experience.

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