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House appropriations committee meets to discuss Medicaid work requirements

Posted: 10:14 AM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-03 14:14:31Z

The Michigan House Appropriations Committee is meeting Wednesday morning and one of the topics they are covering is the work requirement for Medicaid coverage.

Medicaid work requirement proposals would require beneficiaries to verify their participation in approved activities, such as employment, job search, or job training programs, for a certain number of hours per week in order to receive health coverage.

The work requirements would only apply to “able-bodied” adults, coming with exemptions for children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with disabilities.

The Trump administration released guidelines for this shift in the health insurance program in January of 2018.

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