July 12, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • Georgia is set to become the only state in the country to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, and the success or failure of its plan could be a test case for other states that are planning ahead for the next Republican White House. The newly launched program will allow able-bodied adults who have never qualified for Medicaid to join. It could offer health care coverage to tens of thousands of additional residents, but only if they can prove they work or are enrolled in job training or other activities for 80 hours a month. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that Medicaid work requirements would save the government $109 billion but would not result in any more people working. It said about 600,000 adults would lose Medicaid coverage under the bill, though the Department of Health and Human Services said it could have been many more. (Articles here and here)