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Wisconsin Medicaid Applicants May Soon Face Drug Testing

Clip: Season 1500 Episode 1548 | 33s

Gov. Scott Walker has submitted a request to the federal government for a waiver to become the first state in the nation to drug test Wisconsin residents who apply for Medicaid. Walker said the program would help treat drug addicts and get them jobs. Critics disagree, saying drug testing would not help people become drug-free, but rather create another hurdle for people in need to receive aid.

Aired: 06/09/17

Rating: TV-G

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