Arkansas experience hangs over NH debate on Medicaid work requirement
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At the center of Court Square in this old Mississippi Delta town, the monument to the county’s Confederate dead is inscribed: “No braver bled for a brighter land. No brighter land had a cause so grand.”
It has been a long time since Marianna or surrounding Lee County could be described as bright.
This community — scarce on jobs and among the poorest in a poor state — provides an early reality check on how hard it is to carry out President Donald Trump’s vision of a social safety net that requires most able-bodied people to work, or try to work, in exchange for government health benefits.