Medicaid work requirement wouldn’t change much in Louisiana

By Kaylee Poche and Ryan Noonan

Even though requiring Medicaid recipients to work is one of the few areas in which Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican legislators agree, experts say implementing the rules may not have much of an impact.

House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, proposed Medicaid work requirements in a letter to the governor last week, and Edwards has long said he supported the general concept. The governor’s aides met with Trump administration officials in Washington last month to discuss the details, including what would be considered “work” under the program.

Read the story in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.

 

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