CMS approves New Hampshire Medicaid work requirements

New Hampshire is the latest state to win federal approval for its request to implement Medicaid work requirements, according to The Hill.

The new rule applies to adults age 19 to 64. It requires this group complete at least 100 hours each month of "community engagement activities," such as work, education, job skills training or community service, to receive Medicaid benefits, according to the report. Medicaid recipients will also have to pay copays for Medicaid recipients if they earn more than 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

The elderly and people with children are among those exempt from the requirements, according to the report.

New Hampshire follows multiple other Medicaid expansion states that have imposed a Medicaid work requirement. Federal officials approved Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement request in January. The federal government has also approved Indiana's request to impose work rules, as well as Arkansas' request.  

 

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