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Florida lawmakers are considering requiring an estimated 500,000 Medicaid beneficiaries to work or show they are trying to get jobs to keep their health-care benefits, despite recent court rulings that have struck down similar requirements.
Members of a House health care panel this week approved the proposal (HB 955), which is now ready to go to the full House.
But Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, disagreed.
“If this bill becomes law, it would be the harshest (and that is saying something!) that I have seen so far — with no parent excluded unless they have a newborn under 3 months old,” Alker wrote in her blog, describing the bill.
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