Medicaid Work Requirements Address Laziness Head On – Pacific Research Institute

Medicaid Work Requirements Address Laziness Head On


The spending cuts included in the bill House Republicans passed in late April to raise the debt ceiling have Democrats up in arms. But federal spending has soared. It’s now 5 percentage points higher as a share of GDP than the average since 1960.

As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy quipped this week, “Is it too much to ask that we spend what we spent just five months ago?”

One of Republicans’ best ideas is to require able-bodied Medicaid enrollees to work, train for a job, or engage in community service in return for coverage through the program, which is jointly funded by the federal government and the states. These work requirements could nudge people off government dependency and into self-sufficiency — and save taxpayers money in the process.

Click to read the full article in Newsmax.

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