The Kaiser Family Foundation has just released a new issue brief entitled “Implications of Work Requirements in Medicaid: What Does the Data Say?” The brief looks at data that shows that most Medicaid enrollees who are able to work are working but could face barriers in meeting the reporting requirements due to lack of internet access which is needed to report their status. The brief also points out the fact that many individuals may qualify for an exemption but may not be aware of the availability of an exemption or how to navigate applying for the exemption. The brief goes on to ask questions like:
- Does work help individuals rise out of poverty?
- What barriers could workers face in complying with work requirements?
- Who may be exempt from work requirements?
- What share of adult Medicaid enrollees are not working and may not meet an exemption from the work requirements?