Ten states have requested or plan to implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and a new report has shed some light on what kind of human and financial impact those requirements could have.
The Trump administration has been supportive of states that want to enact requirements to mandate that able-bodied Medicaid recipients work or perform other community engagement tasks to continue receiving benefits.
The work requirements require certain Medicaid beneficiaries to perform 20 hours per week of a paying job or some other form of community engagement, such as volunteering.
The conclusion of the report lists three concerns that should be addressed by states implementing work requirements:
Simultaneously, the state is seeking to expand Medicaid, but only to those up to 100 percent of the poverty level, while also instituting the work requirement.