Senior Policy Analyst
The health care plan from House Republican leaders would prompt cuts in Medicaid eligibility and benefits that would grow over time. The plan also would let states impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, which likely would further increase the number of poor people who are uninsured, as I describe in a new paper.
There’s a better way. Rather than erecting barriers to health care, policymakers should protect access to health coverage while giving low-income people a better chance of succeeding in the labor market by significantly strengthening effective education, training, and employment programs.
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