Up to 4M people could lose Medicaid under work rules, report finds

June 28, 2018, Washington Examiner, Robert King- Between 1.4 million to 4 million people could lose their healthcare benefits if all states implemented Medicaid work requirements, according to a Thursday estimate from the research firm Kaiser Family Foundation. The estimate comes as more states are aiming to install work rules for certain Medicaid beneficiaries. The analysis looked at several scenarios if all states installed work requirements and found that most people who would lose coverage would do so because they wouldn’t fill out the paperwork. In January, the Trump administration allowed for states to apply for waivers to impose work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries.

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