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CBPP Press Call: Medicaid Work Requirements Can’t Be Fixed

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) will hold a press call to discuss the overwhelming evidence from Arkansas and other research showing that any state policy that takes Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement will lead to large coverage losses and have major unintended consequences.

The Trump Administration has approved such work requirement proposals, known as waivers, in seven states: Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. Additional proposals are pending from other states and may be approved by the Administration, despite the alarming evidence from Arkansas. More states may consider such proposals in their new legislative sessions. 

As CBPP’s experts will explain, the large coverage losses and unintended consequences seen in Arkansas are inherent to work requirements and can’t be fixed in other states.

The call will be on the record with Judy Solomon, CBPP Senior Fellow, Jennifer Wagner, CBPP Senior Policy Analyst, and Aviva Aron-Dine, CBPP Vice President for Health Policy.

After opening remarks, the experts will take questions.

What: On-the-record press call on Medicaid work requirement proposals
When: January 10 at 2:00 PM ET
Who:

Judy Solomon, CBPP Senior Fellow  
Jennifer Wagner, CBPP Senior Policy Analyst
Aviva Aron-Dine, CBPP Vice President for Health Policy

** This call is for media only.**