From Care Innovations to Work Requirements: All About 1115 Medicaid Waivers

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<p>Kentucky was the first state to receive a Section 1115 demonstration waiver from the federal government to impose work or service requirements on Medicaid enrollees. Indiana and Arkansas soon followed suit. Several other states have pending waivers, some seeking to require that beneficiaries also pay more in premiums and copayments at the point of service.</p><p>But are recent waiver proposals consistent with Medicaid’s mission to provide access to health care for poor and disabled Americans? A new explainer from the Commonwealth Fund provides answers to basic questions about 1115 waivers, including what they are and how they work, how they’ve been used in the past, and how they’re changing under the Trump administration.</p> Read the explainer