Why the Current Workforce System is Not Suited to Help Medicaid Beneficiaries Meet Work Requirements

(A Center for Law and Social Policy October 31, 2018 Newsletter Reprint) For the first time in the 53-year history of Medicaid, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance in January saying it would consider state proposals to take health coverage away from people who don’t meet work requirements. Since then, over a dozen states have requested such waivers from CMS, with Arkansas the first to implement.

However, the January guidance made clear that CMS would not allow states to use Medicaid funds for the costs of providing job training or related services to Medicaid recipients. Many states have therefore suggested that “workforce development” programs will help Medicaid participants meet these requirements and keep their health coverage…Read More Here!


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