CMS Overhaul of Medicaid May Face Legal Challenges

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:18 PM

The CMS has stated that it will approve state requests to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. 

“”These are individuals who are physically capable of being actively engaged in their communities, whether it be through working, volunteering, going to school or obtaining job training,” Verma said at the National Association of Medicaid Directors conference on Tuesday. “Let me be clear to everyone in this room, we will approve proposals that promote community engagement activities.” Verma said the agency will adjust its workflow to accommodate those requests.”

These requirements will cause up to 11 million people lose coverage if imposed by every state.  Detractors of the policy question the legality of it.

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