Bloomberg Law
Nov. 21, 2019, 10:26 AMUpdated: Nov. 25, 2019, 8:00 PM

Conservative Group Is State by State on Medicaid Work Rules (1)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

When Idaho’s Legislature voted to expand Medicaid coverage for people in the state, a key debate involved whether to require some recipients to work to receive benefits.

Republicans, who favored the requirement, gained a key ally—the “Opportunity Solutions Project,” a little-known new group with opaque funding. While Republicans found the organization’s suggestions on how to make “workfare” a success useful, opponents of the idea felt very differently.

Liz Woodruff, assistant director of programs at Idaho Voices for Children, said the group shared “misinformation on how work reporting requirements worked” and what Idaho voters wanted. Idaho Voices for Children is a ...

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