Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas Didn’t Boost Employment

The Fiscal Times

By: Michael Rainey

A new study of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas finds that they did nothing to increase employment but did impose substantial hardships on those who lost coverage as a result of the requirements… Joan Alker, a researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families who has been a critic of work requirements, said Wednesday that the study shows that Medicaid work requirements are not really designed to help the poor. “Let’s be clear,” Alker said, “this policy is about punishing low income people.”

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