A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that Medicaid work requirements do not adequately protect people with disabilities. The report entitled “Medicaid Work Requirements Don’t Protect People with Disabilities” points out that 8,400 people in Arkansas lost coverage through Medicaid in September and October as a result of the state’s new work requirements. Even though Arkansas provides exemptions for people with disabilities, the report points out that it is likely that there are people with disabilities included in those who lost coverage given the bureaucracy in filing for exemption or meeting the reporting requirements. The report also goes on to explain how the work requirements are at odds with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by placing a burden on people with disabilities and not adequately having systems in place to allow for reasonable accommodations.
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