Trump administration opens door for states to impose Medicaid work requirements

This state line divides the Medicaid debate

This state line divides the Medicaid debate

States will soon be allowed to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients, a major change in how the government health insurance program operates.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will start approving state proposals that “promote community engagement activities,” Seema Verma, the agency’s head, said Tuesday. This includes requiring able-bodied enrollees to work, volunteer, go to school or enter a job training program in order to qualify for benefits.

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