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"Workfare" has long been a pejorative term in the U.S. for welfare systems that require recipients to work, or at least look for a stable job. Favored by conservative circles and denigrated by progressives, workfare is having resurgence -- with a twist. The Trump Administration this week announced that it would allow states to demand some sweat equity from able-bodied recipients of public health care. Kentucky got the green light on Friday, becoming the first ever to require “an estimated 350,000 Medicaid recipients to work, get job training, volunteer or care for a family member in order to qualify for benefits,” according to NPR. Social leans optimistic on the change, and the work requirement gets 55 percent positive sentiments. Other states in line for the necessary work requirement permits include Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. All but one of them has a Republican governor.