Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes could give nonprofits unwanted ‘volunteers’

Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes could give nonprofits unwanted ‘volunteers’

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“I think the notion of forced volunteerism is an oxymoron,” Danielle Clore, executive director of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network in Lexington, said in an interview Wednesday. “Either you want to be there to help or you don’t. And it’s a little insulting, not to mention inaccurate, to say that anyone can do volunteer work.”

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In a letter to Meier this week, Clore said members of her organization have limited budgets. Many cannot afford to manage a much larger staff. Some do not have enough space or work for so many additional people, Clore said. In sparsely populated rural counties, only a handful of nonprofit groups operate, she said.

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