Indiana seeking work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries
Indiana is joining a growing list of states seeking to add a work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries.
The state last week posted an amendment to its pending request to renew its Medicaid expansion model, known as Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, for three more years.
The state wants to require all able-bodied HIP participants to either work an average 20 hours per week; be enrolled in full-time or part-time education; or participate in a job search and training program in Indiana. The state is accepting comments on the request until June 23.
Maine announced in April that it would ask permission to overhaul its Medicaid program and include a work requirement. Kentucky has already submitted its similar request, and Arizona has announced plans to submit one as well. Florida and Ohio lawmakers are drafting legislation to order their state health departments to seek similar waivers that would include work requirement provisions.