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Medicaid Agency Quashes Georgia Plan for Work Requirements (1)

Dec. 23, 2021, 7:16 PMUpdated: Dec. 23, 2021, 8:06 PM

Georgia won’t be able to require people on Medicaid to work as a condition of eligibility, the Biden administration announced.

“In light of the ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s work requirements significantly compromise the state demonstration’s effectiveness in promoting coverage for intended beneficiaries,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday in a news release. The CMS said it notified the state in a letter.

The action is a continuation of the Biden administration’s efforts to unwind Trump-era policy priorities in the Medicaid program such as work requirements.

The CMS said the ...