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Skimm This: Work Requirements for Medicaid, Huawei, and the GLAAD Media Awards

Mar 28, 2019

It’s March 28th. Happy pre-Friday. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • A couple of states have said that they want people to work in exchange for free or low-cost healthcare coverage through Medicaid. Yesterday, a judge in DC told those states, ‘you can’t do that.’ So we’re breaking down the debate over those work requirements for Medicaid.

  • Most of the world runs on 4G. The Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to upgrade you to 5G. One problem: lots of governments – the US, Australia, and now the UK – think Huawei’s tech is full of security loopholes. Stay with us. We’ll decode the drama over 5G.

  • The GLAAD Media Awards are going down in Los Angeles tonight. Jay Z and Beyoncé are getting a nod. We’ll tell you about Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO and President of the nonprofit. But only if you pinky-promise to leave us a voicemail at 646.461.6370 to tell us about your woman of the week.

  • And finally, we’ve got some bad news from the produce aisle. Avocadon’t worry, we’ll tell you what you need to know.


A DC judge struck down laws in Arkansas and Kentucky yesterday that would require people to work in exchange for healthcare coverage through Medicaid. Opening up the floor for debate. Meanwhile, the UK is the latest country to call out Chinese tech giant Huawei for being insecure. Also on today’s episode: Sarah Kate Ellis gets ready to present the Carters with some gold, and we get bad news from the produce aisle.

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