By 2019, FGA’s successful state-based reforms will put 3.4 million individuals back on the path to freedom and prosperity. Now, it’s time to bring these solutions to the federal government. By implementing work requirements for able-bodied adults on Medicaid or food stamps, we can pave the way for millions more Americans to escape welfare’s endless cycle of poverty and dependence.
FGA seeks to expand successful food stamp work requirements to all able-bodied adults in the program, requiring able-bodied adults to work, train, or volunteer for 20 hours per week. Adults who choose not to meet this requirement would be limited to three months of benefits in any three-year period. Expanded food stamp work requirements could save taxpayers more than $129 billion over the next ten years.