Author: Jon Dunn

  • South Dakota Senate passes resolution on Medicaid work requirements

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    The Republican-led South Dakota Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 501 on January 25, 2024, which would ask voters to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment allowing for work requirements in the state’s expanded Medicaid program. South Dakota voters in November 2022 approved a constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid to people who earn up…

  • Georgia sues Biden administration over rejection of Medicaid work requirement program extension

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    The state of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 2, 2024, to obtain an extension on the state’s Medicaid program—currently the only state program in the country with a work requirement.  Georgia Pathways to Coverage, an…

  • Kansas Governor seeks to expand Medicaid with work requirements

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    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) on December 14, 2023, proposed legislation to expand the state’s Medicaid program with work requirements for certain enrollees. The Cutting Healthcare Costs for All Kansans Act would require adults under 65 to provide employment verification to qualify for Medicaid.  The bill aims to expand Medicaid to approximately 150,000 Kansans who…

  • New federal SNAP work requirements take effect September 1

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    Starting September 1, 2023, new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules go into effect requiring some older Americans to work to qualify for food assistance, while also exempting other groups from working. These SNAP work requirement modifications were included in the Fiscal Responsibility Act enacted on June 3, 2023, as part of the negotiations between…