Thousands of People in Michigan Could Lose Medicaid by 2020
This morning on 99.1 WFMK, we were talking about how thousands of people in Michigan could lose Medicaid coverage once the state's new work requirements go into effect in 2020.
According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, former Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill last summer that requires people on the Healthy Michigan Medicaid Expansion Plan to work at least 80 hours a month.
The law lists exceptions for parents, people who are disabled, and people in school. A report by Manatt Health predicts between 61,000 and 183,000 people covered by the Healthy Michigan Plan could lose coverage over a one year period once the requirements start next year.
The question is, how big of an impact will the requirements have according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.