Sarah Kliff, VoxCare: Workers Who Work Would Lose Coverage

I’m still not over this finding. To me, it just seems hard to justify Medicaid work requirements when they can lead to people losing their health insurance when they are, by any reasonable definition, working. As I wrote about this new CBPP study earlier in the week:
By CBPP’s estimate, one in four people who worked enough hours over the course of a year to meet Kentucky’s work requirement are still estimated to have at least one month where they fall below the state’s 80-hour monthly requirement, and could, therefore, be at risk of losing coverage.

In other words: A Medicaid work requirement could force working people to lose their health insurance because it isn’t structured to reflect the realities of what work looks like for people with lower incomes.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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