Why GOP Medicaid Work Requirements Are Such an Awful Idea
The House Republicans' debt ceiling bill includes drastic cuts to federal programs that seniors and other vulnerable Americans rely on. But it also imposes work requirements on lower income people who receive health coverage through Medicaid. Under the GOP plan, Medicaid patients would have to work at least 80 hours per month or lose their coverage. We spoke to the National Committee's senior health policy expert, Anne Montgomery, about why this is such a harmful proposal.