Medicaid Work Requirement Wouldn’t Shrink Spending Much

Adding a work requirement to Medicaid could make it harder for people who have health problems from getting access to care, analysts say.

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Adding a work requirement to Medicaid could make it harder for people who have health problems from getting access to care, analysts say.

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If you’re poor and you want to keep your health insurance, you may have to go to work.

That’s the message from Republican lawmakers who Monday night released a series of changes to their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

A key change, designed to help attract votes from conservative Republicans, would let state governors require people to work to qualify for health insurance under Medicaid.

“The work requirements are important,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Sunday on ABC News. “They are something that is restorative to people’s self-worth, sense of themselves.”

But policy analysts dispute that.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/21/520965773/medicaid-work-requirement-wouldnt-shrink-spending-much?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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