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Trump Administration Clears Way To Require Work For Some Medicaid Enrollees

The Trump administration early Thursday initiated a pivotal change in the Medicaid program, announcing that for the first time the federal government will allow states to test work requirements as a condition for coverage. The announcement came in a 10-page memo with detailed directions about how states can reshape the federal-state health program for low-income people. The document says who should be excluded from the new work requirements — including children and people being treated for opioid abuse — and offers suggestions as to what counts as “work.” Besides employment, it can include job training, volunteering or caring for a close relative. “Medicaid needs to...

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