Up to 20,000 Medicaid recipients could be impacted by work requirement

JACKSON – Between 15,000 and 20,000 people would be required to work or participate in work skills training or other programs to receive health care through Medicaid if proposed changes are ultimately enacted.

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid is preparing to request a waiver from the federal government to require those who receive Medicaid because their children are on Medicaid or because they are the caretaker for someone else on Medicaid, such as a disabled person, to work or participate in some other program to remain on the health care program.

The request is slated to be submitted to the federal government on Dec. 11. How long it would take federal officials to act on the request is not known.

Daily Journal
11/15/17