A total of 10 states were informed last month the new administration is removing work requirements that were permitted by the Trump administration, The Associated Press reported in February.
The move followed an executive order, signed by President Biden, that ordered federal officials to remove “barriers” to coverage.
Medicaid, a health insurance program, covers approximately 70 million Americans at a cost of $600 billion annually which is shared by the federal government and the states.
“It’s a bad thing,” says Scott Centorino of the Foundation for Government Accountability.
The work requirements only apply to able-bodied adults, he says, who are typically between ages 18 and 50, with no dependents in the home, and who are not held back by disabilities, or drug of alcohol problems.
“We’re talking about 20 hours a week, generally, not 40 hours a week or anything else,” Centorino says of the requirements, “and you can comply with a work requirement by volunteering or training for any combination of things.”
Despite those lax demands, states were sued over them and a federal judge blocked Arkansas and New Hampshire from implementing them.
Arkansas was the first state to implement them during the Trump administration, the AP reported.
Leslie Rutledge, the Arkansas attorney general, said the Biden decision last month is “overreach” by the Democrat president and it came before the state’s pilot program was given an opportunity to succeed.
“Americans,” says Centorino, “overwhelmingly support work requirements in welfare.”
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.
“ stripping work requirements for Medicaid recipients, a move a government watchdog says is unnecessary for a program that operated with weak, flexible rules.” ,,,,and Joe himself by example is setting the poster child image of how to live weak, flexible with hand out, and jelly for a spine. His is definitely not a human existence, nor how men and women were God created to live. You got real men, like Texas governor Abbott confined to a wheelchair, running Texas like a sprinter, who just removed all mask requirements and who if he had Pelosi’s job would have removed all Washington barricades and Gestapo police, trusting in the American human experience to do the right thing, over current government experience to hide behind government, which is accelerating their own fall with every day they remain in office. Abbot is more a man in his wheelchair than any of the Democrats in Washington are on their feet, or any Medicaid fool on the take, who would sell their soul and heritage for a free meal.
ITS almost like they WANT FRAUD and abuse to keep happening in everyone of these entitlement programs..
Lyndon Johnson’s welfare society or how to destroy a society, Of course Uncle Joe wants to keep people enslaved by the Government, so the slaves can get their handout / check and vote for the Democrat communist party.