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Republicans forcing 'red tape' on Medicaid recipients in election-year push for work rules

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2024
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Medicaid work rules have inspired some heated debates among Democrats and Republicans. While many Republicans have argued that work requirements for Medicaid encourage people to pursue employment opportunities, Democrats have often slammed them as a cumbersome and unnecessary form of red tape — stressing that most Medicaid recipients are already working. In 2023, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, an administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, complained to Arkansas lawmakers, "In some cases, people were not required to work but didn't fill out the required paperwork. It's not just people who...

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