August 20, 2021
An End—For Now—to Work Requirements in Medicaid
This month, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure informed the states of` Ohio, South Carolina and Utah that the Agency would no longer allow them to make employment a condition of Medicaid coverage. In recent years, some states began to use Medicaid’s Section 1115 waivers to add work or civic engagement as prerequisites to qualifying for the insurance program—a policy encouraged by the Trump Administration. In light of the COVID-19 PHE and the accompanying job loss, CMS now believes work requirements “may be unreasonably difficult or impossible for individuals to meet.” Read More >>>
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