Work requirements coming to Medicaid?

November 6, 2017, Politico, Dan Diamond- CMS is developing guidance on how states could use waivers for work requirements in Medicaid, a proposal that would represent a major philosophical shift for the 52-year-old entitlement, POLITICO’s Rachana Pradhan reports.The guidance is expected to be outlined in a letter to state Medicaid directors, individuals with knowledge of the forthcoming proposal tell Rachana. Several GOP states have asked to link Medicaid benefits with employment or other job-related activities - but their requests have languished with federal officials.Trump’s top health officials have said they want work requirements.CMS administrator Seema Verma and others have previously defended the policy, saying that it’s necessary as Medicaid has expanded.

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