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Overnight Health Care: Officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements | GOP chairman eyes action on children’s health funding next week | Sanders to host ‘Medicare for all’ town hall

Published on January 15, 2018

By FLONAD News

Victoria Sarno Jordan

BY PETER SULLIVAN, JESSIE HELLMANN, RACHEL ROUBEIN AND NATHANIEL WEIXEL

Trump officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled guidance allowing states for the first time to impose work requirements in Medicaid, a major shift in the health insurance program for the poor.

The move opens the door for states to apply for waivers to allow them to require Medicaid enrollees to work in order to receive coverage, something that has never before happened in the 50-year history of the program.

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), says the move will help people get out of poverty.

“Our policy guidance was in response to states that asked us for the flexibility they need to improve their programs and to help people in achieving greater well-being and self-sufficiency,” Verma said in a statement.

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