"Work requirements help lift able-bodied individuals out of poverty by empowering them with the dignity of work and self-reliability while also allowing states to control the costs of their Medicaid programs,"
FamiliesUSA, a national nonprofit that advocates on health care issues, opposes
The move to require "skin in the game" comes at a time when many states are considering stricter requirements for people receiving welfare benefits, including Medicaid and the
In their proposals, states are asking to make several other changes to their Medicaid programs besides the work requirements, such as requiring more recipients to contribute small monthly premiums, insisting on monthly paperwork and imposing lifetime limits on coverage.
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