Trump administration to allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

- politicususa.com
12 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

Despite Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities

12 Jan 2018
According to the Washington Post, ten states have been "waiting for federal permission" to implement this program, and others are close at hand. On Friday, Kentucky became the first state to have its Medicaid work requirements approved . People with disabilities successfully saved the Affordable Care Act for millions of people. Now it's time for others to join the fight ...
- rewire.news

Trump Administration Issues Medicaid Work Requirement Policy Guidance

- themighty.com
12 Jan 2018
On Thursday, the Trump administration announced new policy guidance allowing states to require people on Medicaid work or volunteer to maintain eligibility. The policy is in response to work requirement proposals sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by 10 states.

As First State Wins Approval, Work Requirements May Be Just the Beginning of Medicaid Changes Under Trump

12 Jan 2018
Work requirements could have the biggest impact in states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA. Out of the 10 states that have proposed work requirements, two of them -- Kansas and Wisconsin -- have refused federal money to make more low-income people eligible for Medicaid. Utah enacted a slim Medicaid expansion for chronically homeless people with substance abuse ...
- governing.com

Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Punish the Poor

- therealnews.com
12 Jan 2018
AARON MATÉ: It's The Real News, I'm Aaron Maté. The Trump administration has already threatened the healthcare of millions of people with its attacks on Obamacare, and now it's going after more. The administration has issued a guidance that tells states they can cut off Medicaid benefits unless recipients meet work requirements. It's the first time in ...

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

12 Jan 2018
People who meet the work requirements of the food stamp program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families "must automatically be considered to be complying with the Medicaid work requirements," Neale said. Likewise, he suggested, states should have similar rules for exemptions from work requirements in the various programs.
- nwaonline.com

Trump administration allows states to make Medicaid recipients work

- money.cnn.com
12 Jan 2018
The agency is encouraging states to align their Medicaid work requirements with those mandated by other federal safety net programs. Recipients who meet the work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, and by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, must be considered in compliance with their state's Medicaid rules.

Yes Trump Admin to Improve Medicaid With These Historic Changes Louder With Crowder

12 Jan 2018
There's a metric crap ton of "free" stuff in this country, courtesy of taxpayer monies. Welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Affirmative Action, you get the idea. President Trump has been making changes to some of those (see SORRY SLACKERS! Donald Trump to Reinstate Work Requirements for Welfare ). Encouraging people to work for things. How dare he. Now the tawny menace is ...
- louderwithcrowder.com

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

- thefederalist.com
12 Jan 2018
It's these able-bodied adults, not the traditional Medicaid enrollees, that the Trump administration's policy on work requirements targets. According to The New York Times, "The Trump administration said that state Medicaid officials could not impose work requirements on pregnant women, elderly beneficiaries, children or people who were unable to work because of a ...

New Medicaid Guidelines Allow States to Enforce Employment Requirements

12 Jan 2018
FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a ...
- oann.com

Trump Launches 'Truly Savage' Attack on Medicaid By Pushing Work Requirements

- commondreams.org
12 Jan 2018
Even before the Trump administration's guidance was issued on Thursday, ten states--including Maine, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky--had already requested a federal "waiver" to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, and more are likely to follow suit in the coming weeks.

Trump administration opens door to states magnificent Medicaid work needs

12 Jan 2018
The guidance particulars only that pregnant women and "medically frail" people be exempt -- though frailty is not defined -- and that people with opioid addiction be either exempted or permitted to count time in drug treatment toward work activities. It also suggests that states take into account the local availability of jobs in creating requirements. People receiving ...
- vaonlinenews.com

Seema Verma opens the floodgates on Medicaid work requirements

- acasignups.net
12 Jan 2018
Most Medicaid beneficiaries who can work are already working or looking for work. Most low-income adults enrolled in Medicaid already work, and the overwhelming majority -- nearly 8 in 10 non-disabled adults with Medicaid coverage -- live in working families. Medicaid helps these adults keep their job or search for work. Even so, a work requirement could threaten coverage ...

Six Reasons Work Requirements Are a Bad Idea for Medicaid

12 Jan 2018
Some states have suggested that Medicaid eligible individuals could keep their coverage if they worked or engaged in some hours of community service or volunteer work. Other states have structured this as an exemption from a work requirement for volunteer work. They are the same thing. A Medicaid community service requirement forces low-income people to work for a ...
- familiesusa.org

Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements

- chn.org
12 Jan 2018
There are many, many problems with adding work requirements to Medicaid. For starters, most Medicaid recipients already work . But according to the Kaiser Family Foundation , among adult Medicaid recipients who aren't working, most report major impediments to their ability to work. Under the guidance from the Trump administration, poor adults who have disabilities as ...

U S to allow states' strings for Medicaid

12 Jan 2018
Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said "the Trump administration's action today is cruel and a clear violation of both the Medicaid statute and long-standing congressional intent" for waivers, which he said were meant to "allow states to expand access to Medicaid, not restrict it."
- arkansasonline.com

Trump administration allows states to make Medicaid recipients work

- counton2.com
12 Jan 2018
Ten states -- Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin -- have submitted waivers that include work or community engagement requirements, according to the agency. South Dakota's governor said in his State of the State address Tuesday that he would also look to require certain recipients to work.

Trump administration opens door to work requirements for Mainers who benefit from Medicaid

12 Jan 2018
Currently, 64 percent of the 100,000 non-elderly, non-disabled adults who receive Medicaid in Maine are employed, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. It's unclear how many of the remaining able-bodied recipients would fall under the new requirements. Maine has a total of 268,000 Medicaid recipients, including children and people who are not physically able to work.
- sunjournal.com

Trump Administration Lets States Enforce Work Requirements for Medicaid

- dailydot.com
12 Jan 2018
States will be allowed to create programs requiring Medicaid users to prove they are employed, training for a job, volunteering, or receiving treatment for substance abuse, according to new policy guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The program will be similar to requirements imposed on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

Trump Administration To Allow Medicaid Work Requirements

12 Jan 2018
These work requirements are a key part of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid expansion. Bevin is currently waiting for federal government approval on those changes, and Verma's comments suggest the Trump administration is likely to sign off.
- wfpl.org

Trump officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements

- thehill.com
12 Jan 2018
"Conditioning Medicaid eligibility and coverage on work is a fundamental change to the 50 plus year history of the Medicaid program," MaryBeth Musumeci, Associate Director of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, wrote in an email.

Trump officials say states can impose Medicaid work requirements

12 Jan 2018
Among this population, 51 percent who work are working full-time for the full year (at least 50 weeks), but their wages are so low that their annual incomes are still low enough to qualify for Medicaid. The top six industries with the largest number of workers covered by Medicaid include restaurant and food services, construction, elementary and secondary schools, grocery ...
- wsws.org

Trump Administration Clears Way To Force Some Medicaid Enrollees To Work

- khn.org
12 Jan 2018
But work requirements have strong public backing. About 70 percent of Americans say they support states imposing a work requirement on non-disabled adults, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll last year. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)

White House Takes First Step To Attach Work Requirements To Medicaid

12 Jan 2018
The legal issue is that states must obtain federal permission to depart from Medicaid's usual rules, using a process known as "1115 waivers" for the section of the law under which the program exists. To qualify for a waiver, a state must provide a convincing justification that its experiment would "further the objectives" of Medicaid.
- zerohedge.com

Trump is right about Medicaid work requirements

- washingtonexaminer.com
12 Jan 2018
Various states have already imposed work requirements for other public welfare programs, at times with dramatic and positive results. In Maine, 80 percent of childless, able-bodied adults on food stamps immediately dropped out of the program when a work requirement was introduced, a clear sign that they didn't need food assistance that badly. In Kansas, 75 percent of ...

Trump Just Undermined Medicaid in a Deadly

12 Jan 2018
Around 75 million people are covered through Medicaid and CHIP . According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation , around 25 million people are non-elderly adults without Supplemental Security Income and most of that group already work or live in "working families".
- reverbpress.com

Medicaid recipients to get work requirements

- cbs46.com
12 Jan 2018
The administration said 10 states have applied for waivers involving work requirements or community involvement. They are: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. Advocates for low-income people say they expect Kentucky's waiver to be approved shortly.
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