Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

- politicususa.com
14 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.

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

14 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 administration allows states to make Medicaid recipients work

- money.cnn.com
14 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.

Six Reasons Work Requirements Are a Bad Idea for Medicaid

14 Jan 2018
Work requirements do not promote the objectives of the Medicaid statute. 1115 waivers must promote the objectives of the Title XIX (the Medicaid title) of the Social Security Act. The core objective of Title XIX is assisting low-income people to get medical services. A work requirement would lead to low-income people losing their health coverage, an outcome totally at odds ...
- familiesusa.org

Kentucky is first state granted approval for Medicaid work requirements

- fb.me
14 Jan 2018
A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 6 in 10 non-disabled adults on Medicaid already work at least part time, although they often aren't offered health benefits through those jobs or can't afford them. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)

Medicaid work mandate debated as 10 states apply for federal waivers

14 Jan 2018
On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump's administration issued guidance to states to implement the work requirements. The intention is to "incentivize" non-elderly, nonpregnant adult beneficiaries of Medicaid to seek employment. The administration announced that it will allow states to implement certain requirements - such as getting a job, going to school, taking a ...
- dennismichaellynch.com

Trump administration to allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid

- rssnewshub.com
14 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

Trump administration opens door to states magnificent Medicaid work needs

14 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

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

- rewire.news
14 Jan 2018
Remember when then-candidate Donald Trump assured voters that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid? Apparently, this was just one of countless broken promises. Although he has not yet imposed any explicit cuts, on Thursday, the Trump administration took another step toward undercutting these essential social programs: It issued guidance allowing states ...

Kentucky is first state granted approval for Medicaid work requirements

14 Jan 2018
"By lessening dependence on government assistance and promoting individual self-sufficiency, Kentucky's efforts should also help to promote the fiscal sustainability of the program to better protect services for the Commonwealth's most vulnerable," Demetrios Kouzoukas, principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, wrote in his Kentucky ...
- pbs.org

Medicaid Recipients Now Required to Work by States

- aarp.org
14 Jan 2018
Opponents say the Medicaid statute would need to be changed for a work requirement to be legal. "The Trump administration is on wobbly legal ground in trying to limit Medicaid enrollment by imposing onerous work requirements," Jane Perkins, legal director of the National Health Law Program, said in a statement Thursday.

Trump Administration Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid

14 Jan 2018
ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: Well, so they came in the form of a letter from Seema Verma, who's the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to the state Medicare, Medicaid directors. And it basically says that the CMS will invite proposals for states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.
- interlochenpublicradio.org

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

- wbrc.com
14 Jan 2018
"They aren't about getting people back to work. Instead, it's a political move to take health care away from people who have already fallen on hard times," Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon said. "The reality is that Medicaid supports work, and the sooner Governor LePage and the Trump Administration realize this, the better."

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

14 Jan 2018
But nothing could be further from the truth--or the actual record of work requirements. The 1996 welfare-reform bill (the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act) saw a significant drop in the number people receiving cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. The key element was allowing states to create work ...
- thefederalist.com

Kentucky Becomes First State To Adopt Medicaid Work Requirements

- zerohedge.com
14 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced on Jan. 11 that states could impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. One day later, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the waiver for Kentucky, adopting that new policy for the next five years. Per Time , under the program, which officially starts in July, adults age 19 to 64 must complete 80 hours of ...

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

14 Jan 2018
Yet his story also helps make the case for those who favor some type of commitment from working-age adults who benefit from Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for poor and lower-income Americans. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, sought federal approval for a work requirement last year and said it helps prepare recipients to leave public assistance.
- kwwl.com

Work requirements, likely coming to Medicaid in several states, will be problematic in rural areas short of jobs

- dragplus.com
14 Jan 2018
"Any approved waivers are expected to be swiftly met with legal challenges," Scott writes. "The issue hinges on whether requiring work for Medicaid can be construed as furthering the goals of the Medicaid program, which contains no explicit reference to encouraging work." Most Medicaid beneficiaries work. Among those who don't, here are the reasons they give:

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

14 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 ...
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Trump officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements

- thehill.com
14 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 is right about Medicaid work requirements

14 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 ...
- washingtonexaminer.com

Improving patient engagement with new application Includes interview

- digitaljournal.com
14 Jan 2018
CareThrough is a 360° care management solution designed to improve quality of care and patient engagement, offering a new way to help navigate these value-based requirements. To find out more about this digital health offering we spoke with Craig Newman.

Apps to Take Care of Your Mental Health

14 Jan 2018
Drs. Karl Hamner, director of the Office of Evaluation for the College of Education, and David L. Albright, Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health and associate professor in the School of Social Work, are the principal investigators for UA on the study.
- socialworkhelper.com

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

- abcnews.go.com
14 Jan 2018
The program, created in 1965 for families on welfare and low-income seniors, now covers more than 70 million people, or about 1 in 5 Americans. It expanded under President Barack Obama's health care law, with a majority of states choosing to cover millions more low-income people.

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

14 Jan 2018
"We just have concerns that a lot of people who still are legitimately eligible, who do meet the work requirement, will end up falling off the rolls because they don't know how to verify or there's a technology glitch," said Marquita Little, health policy director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
- kcentv.com
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