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FGA Statement on Future of Medicaid Work Requirements

Naples, FL — As a District Court Judge in Washington, D.C. weighs the fate of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas, FGA’s vice president of federal affairs, Kristina Rasmussen, issued the following statement.

“One of the objectives of the Medicaid program is to help individuals attain capability for independence, which is exactly what work requirements do. Work requirements have had demonstrable success in other welfare programs, with those leaving welfare finding work in diverse industries and tripling their incomes within two years, on average. Right now, the majority of able-bodied adults on Medicaid aren’t working at all. Work requirements would help move these individuals back to work, empowering them to take part in our booming economy that is desperate for workers.”

FGA research on Medicaid work requirements, including an FAQ and Myths vs Facts sheet, is available here.


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