This week at CBPP, we focused on health, family income support, state budgets and taxes, Social Security, and the economy.
On health, Judith Solomon warned that the Trump Administration can’t justify re-approving Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver that would take away Medicaid coverage from people who aren’t working or participating in work-related activities for 80 hours per month, and she examined how proposals like Kentucky’s will affect various groups of beneficiaries. We explained how Medicaid work requirements will harm rural residents and communities. Jennifer Wagner noted that two months after Arkansas began implementing rigid Medicaid work requirements, eligible beneficiaries are still struggling to meet them. Sonal Ambegaokar, Rachael Podesfinski, and Wagner detailed how state and local agencies are using technology to modernize customer service in health and human services.