The new calls by top congressional Democrats to halt Medicaid work requirements are just another attempt by the left to keep as many Americans trapped in government dependency as possible.
In their letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, top Democrats cited Arkansas, the first state to implement a work requirement, as an example of how the program “threatens” Americans, calling work a “restrictive condition.” But no one is forcing the elderly, children, parents with young children, or disabled individuals, among others, to comply with a work requirement. They’re simply asking that adults who are capable of working — or of volunteering or training, on a part-time basis — do so in order to collect taxpayer-funded benefits.
Since the requirement was implemented, thousands of adults have left the welfare program. This is good news.