Trump administration will allow states to impose employment requirement on eligibility for Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) [official website] on Thursday issued guidance [text, PDF; press release] that will allow states to require people to work as a condition to receiving Medicaid. CMS reasoned that health care is but one determinant of health, and that “a broad range of social, economic, and behavioral factors can have a major impact on an individual’s health and wellness, and a growing body of evidence suggests that targeting certain health determinants, including productive…

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