Several states have sought waivers from the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility, as permitted under §1115 of the Social Security Act.1 Implications of such requirements depend on differences in states’ proposed policies, Medicaid eligibility criteria, and population characteristics. To estimate the potential impact of work requirements on Medicaid eligibility, we derived state-level proportions of Medicaid-eligible individuals subject to and not already meeting requirements using nationally representative population survey data, both for states proposing work requirements and those not doing so, including the District of Columbia.
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Silvestri DM, Holland ML, Ross JS. State-Level Population Estimates of Individuals Subject to and Not Meeting Proposed Medicaid Work Requirements. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(11):1552–1555. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4196
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