Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published new guidance that allows states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients using Section 1115 Waivers. Such waivers would require beneficiaries to prove employment or participation in job search activities in order to receive health coverage under the program. Work requirements create additional barriers to coverage for patients with complex health and social needs.
On this webinar, presenters from Families USA and Community Catalyst discussed their experience with work requirements around the country. They examined the impact that work requirements have on vulnerable populations, and explored advocacy tools, including messaging strategies, that the complex care field can use to engage stakeholders on this issue. Speakers from Tennessee and Colorado presented on their respective experiences navigating work requirement proposals in their states.
- Katherine Howitt, Associate Director of Policy, Community Catalyst
- Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA
- Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
- Keila Franks, Field Director, Tennessee Justice Center
This webinar is part of an ongoing series on policy issues in complex care. Past policy webinars include Beyond cost and utilization: Rethinking evaluation strategies for complex care programs and The 1115 Impact: The role of Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers in complex care.