Michigan Watchdog: Michigan Moves Step Closer to Enacting 29-hour Work Requirement for Medicaid
Posted on May 10, 2018
A May 7, 2018, article by Dawn Geskus for watchdog.org takes a look at legislation that would require able-bodied adults to work a minimum of 29 hours per week to keep their Medicaid benefits. The bill is currently under consideration in the Michigan House of Representatives after winning the approval of the Michigan Senate a few weeks ago.
“The hospital community in Michigan believes this bill could have a serious impact on patients and families across Michigan who rely on Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan for access to care,” Ruthanne Sudderth, vice president, public affairs at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, told Watchdog.org.
“Nearly 700,000 residents use Healthy Michigan Plan coverage for preventive care, prescription coverage, behavioral health services and more. We believe that taking away a patient’s access to these services because he or she either could not – despite trying – meet the required hours, or for some reason failed to check a box indicating they had done the work – is a step backward for the health of our state and our people."
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