Trump Admin. Approves Arizona’s Request to Condition Medicaid on Work


By Tom Howell Jr.
Washington Times, Jan. 18, 2019

The Trump administration approved Arizona’s request to attach work requirements to Medicaid coverage, making it the eighth state to condition benefits on seeking a job, going to school or otherwise engaging in the community for some recipients. Under the plan, able-bodied enrollees aged 19 to 49 must report monthly they are engaged in at least 80 hours of work, training, or community activity. Pregnant women, the medically frail, and people in drug-abuse treatment are exempt, as are enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribes.  The new rules take effect next year. Click here to read more.