Georgia’s Medicaid Waiver is Fiscally Foolish and Anti-Family

On October 15th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma traveled to Atlanta to announce the approval of Georgia’s “Pathways to Coverage” Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration. The approval is the latest in CMS Administrator Verma’s ideological crusade to “reframe” Medicaid and promote her signature initiative — work requirements. The creation of a […]

Racial Health Inequities and Medicaid Work Requirements

Research by the Center for Children and Family demonstrates that Medicaid work reporting requirements proposed for low-income parents would disproportionately affect African American mothers and families. In three of the five states we reviewed, African American adults represent the largest proportion of the population subject to work reporting requirements. In all five states, the share […]

Medicaid Work Requirements: News from the Litigation Front

It has been obvious for several months that the wheels have come off the Medicaid work requirements bus.  The Secretary of HHS has approved “demonstrations” of work requirements in nine states; none of these states is currently implementing.  And no state that accepts the 6.2 percentage point increase in its federal Medicaid matching rate made […]