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A pharmacy technician fills out a prescription of Levoxyl at Rosemont Pharmacy in Portland, Maine. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Trump is expected to unveil a budget proposal Tuesday that includes $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid. The move comes as a number of states, including Louisiana and Maine, are considering a big change to the program already — they want to add a work requirement, which has not been tried in the past.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with LaDonna Pavetti of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about what the research tells us about the impact of work requirements. Also we hear from Mary Mayhew, commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, about why that state wants to add work requirements to its Medicaid program.

This segment aired on May 22, 2017.

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