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- Does the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 have national aspirations? - February 6, 2018
- 10 States move to impose Medicaid work requirements; Kentucky HEALTH becomes first to implement - January 18, 2018
- Alex Azar on track to become next HHS Secretary - January 10, 2018
Earlier this week, we examined a major shift involving states’ proposals to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients through Section 1115 waivers. The move, which was announced by the Trump Administration on January 11, would affect nearly 70 million low-income people receiving benefits.
According to CMS, ten states – Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin – have already sent in proposals to add work requirements for Medicaid. On January 12, Kentucky became the first to gain CMS approval. Mississippi has also submitted a waiver proposal to CMS, but it has not yet been certified as complete.