Capitol Correspondence - 06.25.18

Michigan Governor Signs Medicaid Work Requirement Plan, Federal Approval Pending

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According to The Hill:

“Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Friday signed a bill to impose controversial work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

If the plan is approved by the Trump administration, Michigan would become the fifth state to add work mandates to its program.


Michigan expanded Medicaid through ObamaCare under Snyder, but he is now proposing to add work requirements for those enrolled under expansion, about 670,000 people.

There are exemptions including for people who are disabled, pregnant, children or elderly. Those who do meet the requirements will have to work for 80 hours per month, or be in school, job training or substance abuse treatment.”