Westerman opens HQ, discusses new bills
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, said Thursday a bill he introduced last week will give states the flexibility to create workforce requirements for able-bodied working age adults in the Medicaid expansion population, if it becomes law.
Speaking with The Sentinel-Record after officially opening his district office in the Hot Springs National Park Administration Building, Westerman said the law would not only benefit Arkansas, but other states that have applied for waivers from the Health and Human Services, and were denied.
"We're trying to put it into the statute that any state that wants to create that workforce program can do that. It doesn't state what the workforce requirements are, or that they even have to do them; it just gives the states the flexibility to do it and a lot of states are looking for that," he said.