President Ends Work Requirements for Medicaid

Healthcare coverage no longer tied to job or student status.

This week, President Biden reversed executive allowances given to Michigan and Wisconsin to place work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent official letters on Tuesday alerting public health officials in both states that the changes would no longer allow the state governments to require recipients to work, be in job training, or going to school to get healthcare coverage. 

Similar letters have also been sent to Arkansas and New Hampshire, as the president’s administration has determined that work mandates do not further the goal of Medicaid to help low-income populations have quality healthcare. CMS officials also noted that most Medicaid recipients already work or are unable to do so due to illness. During the previous administration, 19 states applied for work requirements, and 12 states were granted allowances. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to seek the Lord’s guidance as they provide healthcare benefits.
  • For wisdom for officials in the CMS as they administer national health programs.

Sources: AP, The Hill, Politico


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