New Medicaid Work Requirements ‘Sinister,’ Frame the Poor and Ill as ‘Deadbeats’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


New Medicaid Work Requirements ‘Sinister,’ Frame the Poor and Ill as ‘Deadbeats’

In response to the announcement, Seema Verma, administrator of the CMS, suggested the initiative will ultimately help Medicaid recipients get out of poverty.

"Our policy guidance was in response to states that asked us for the flexibility they need to improve their programs," Verma said in a statement. "[It's also going] to help people in achieving greater well-being and self-sufficiency."

But that's just not how it works, says Mary Gerisch, a member chair of the Rights & Democracy health care justice team.

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