FGA Statement Supporting Ohio Lawsuit to Reinstate Medicaid Work Requirements

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Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced his directive to Attorney General Dave Yost to sue the Biden administration over its decision to arbitrarily revoke the approval of Ohio’s Medicaid work requirements. These commonsense requirements, which had been granted by the Trump administration back in 2019, would require able-bodied adults receiving free, taxpayer-funded health coverage to complete at least 80 hours per month of employment, education, job skills training, or volunteer service.

“Requiring able-bodied adults to contribute only half the time of a typical workweek is a sensible way to help Ohioans get back into the workforce and away from the snare of government dependency,” stated Chase Martin, Legal Affairs Director for FGA. “Ohio’s leadership is clearly focused on paving the way for more workers, less dependency, and a stronger workforce.”

FGA applauds this decision by Governor DeWine and Attorney General Yost’s decisive action in immediately filing a notice of appeal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, work, and election reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.