Trump paves the way for states to impose Medicaid work requirements

Source: Politico

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has made it clear from the moment she took office last year that the Trump administration will approve such proposals, but requests from nearly a dozen conservative states have stalled with federal officials for months. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

The people most likely to be affected are working-age adults who gained coverage since 2014 under Obamacare.


The Trump administration took a major step Thursday to let states establish the first-ever work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

The policy guidance is the most concrete development yet toward achieving goal of tying Medicaid benefits to employment — a long-time conservative goal that has never been permitted since the health care entitlement program for the poor was created 52 years ago.

CMS in its

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