How do Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Your State?

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Medicaid work requirements can result in loss of health coverage for communities, especially in rural areas. Furthermore, the requirements can harm hospitals as they lose Medicaid revenue, see an increase in their uncompensated care costs, and a reduction in hospital operating margin. Dobson | DaVanzo examined the impact of imposing work requirements on Medicaid enrollees through Section 1115 waivers in 16 states that have implemented the waiver or are scheduled to do so after approval. To find out how your state might fare under the policy, download the fact sheets from The Commonwealth Fund.