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Sam Baker Jan 16
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Kentucky's health care microcosm

Data: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Health Insurance Estimates; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

After becoming the first state in the country to impose work requirements on Medicaid benefits, Kentucky remains a microcosm of all the biggest health care debates of the past decade.

The bottom line: There are states like California and Maryland that are always on the liberal leading edge, and states like Texas and Alabama that are consistently on the flip side of the coin, but only one state can claim to have been at the leading edge of both Obama’s and Trump’s health care agendas. So if you want to compare the two, look no further than the Bluegrass State.