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Medicaid Announces 2018 Changes, Millions On Welfare Affected
By Adam Casalino|January 11, 2018
Medicaid Announces 2018 Changes, Millions On Welfare Affected

Trump is the President of accountability. He wasn’t elected to office to keep the status quo. President Trump is going to clean up Washington. That means fixing the massive government programs that drain taxpayer dollars.

Already he’s done amazing work. This year shapes up to be even bigger. Reforms to government entitlements will mean fewer people are dependent on the state. They will be empowered to work hard and earn their living.

That’s just what the Trump administration will achieve. Their big change to Medicaid looks to shake things up for good.

From Axios:

The Trump administration this morning took the first formal steps toward adding work requirements to Medicaid — likely one of the biggest changes this administration will make to the health care system…

Work requirements are a way to pare back Medicaid coverage, allowing states to remove some able-bodied adults from their rolls. In the face of congressional Republicans’ inability to pass a larger health care bill, these administrative actions are among conservatives’ best chances to pull Medicaid in a more conservative direction, after the Affordable Care Act dramatically expanded the program…

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says in a new guidance document that it “will support state efforts to test incentives that make participation in work or other community engagement a requirement for continued Medicaid eligibility.”

A work requirement is a basic way to make sure people don’t abuse government programs. If someone is healthy enough to work, they should. If they are getting special handouts by the government, surely they can meet basic requirements.

Democrats have been blocking such common sense changes for years. They don’t think Americans are capable of meeting these standards. The result? Millions of people dependent on the government. We’ve created a virtual pauper state, thanks to programs like Welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid.

But things are changing. This is a small step in ensuring people will not abuse the government’s generosity. And it will empower people to find work, earn their own living, and support their families.

What’s wrong with that?

Source: Axios

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, author, and blogger. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, author, and blogger. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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