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Analysis Finds Oklahoma’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirements Would Mostly Affect Poorest Mothers

Public Radio Tulsa By: Matt Trotter More than three-fourths of the nearly 6,200 people that would be subject to Oklahoma’s proposed Medicaid work requirements are mothers. … An analysis of Oklahoma’s proposal by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Oklahoma Policy Institute found 78 percent of the 6,193 adults the work requirements would apply to […]

Study: Oklahoma Medicaid Waiver Would Hurt Families

Medpage Today A proposal by Oklahoma Medicaid officials to implement a work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries — including very-low-income parents — would be harmful to both children and parents enrolled in the program, a report found. “Helping single mothers — who make up a large part of Medicaid recipients — to find work is a […]

Critics: Okla. Medicaid Work Requirement Threatens Coverage

Associated Press Health-care advocates say a proposal to impose work requirements on some Oklahoma Medicaid recipients could eliminate health coverage for the state’s poorest parents. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state’s Medicaid provider, is considering requiring some Medicaid recipients to report at least 80 hours of work per month in order to qualify for […]

Health and Human Services Secretary Azar says he learned from lawsuit and ruling on Ky. Medicaid plan, will keep pushing for it

Kentucky Health News Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that the Trump administration had learned from the ruling that struck down his approval of work and other “community engagement” requirements for 460,000 Kentuckians on Medicaid, and would keep pushing for such requirements. … Andy Schneider, a professor of health policy at Georgetown […]

A winning theme for Democrats? Kids.

Washington Post By: Catherine Rampell Democrats have been casting about for a winning theme this November. Here’s one suggestion: Kids. After all, despite once declaring themselves the party of family values, Republican politicians have more recently ceded this territory. The GOP is now the party of state-sanctioned child abuse, of taking health care away from poor […]