GOP-Led States: Work Should Be Price of Medicaid for Obamacare
Governors and conservative legislators in nearly a dozen Republican-dominated states are looking to link work requirements to a Medicaid expansion under Obamacare in a bid to make the federal healthcare law more politically palatable.
According to Politico, the Obama administration has ruled out the possibility of adding a work requirement, believing it will undermine the objective of ensuring universal health coverage to low-income Americans.
"This is supposed to be an incentive and encouragement for people to work versus an incentive for people to just receive the government benefit and not be part of a working culture of Arkansas," Gov. Asa Hutchinson told Politico.