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The Fallout from Medicaid Work Requirements

Four states have received federal approval to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, and additional states are seeking to do so. But do work requirements prompt low-income adults to find jobs, or are they designed to sanction beneficiaries in a bid to lower Medicaid caseloads? That is the question posed in a new Commonwealth Fund report by Leighton Ku and colleagues at George Washington University.

Also see a recent To the Point post examining the likely impact on hospitals in Kentucky if that state’s pending Medicaid work requirement waiver is approved, as well as two other posts exploring the effects of Arkansas’s work requirements on beneficiaries and federal funds flowing to the state.

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