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McBroom Defends Medicaid Work Requirement

Michigan’s work requirement for some of those on Medicaid begins January 1st.

Some Medicaid recipients between the ages of 19 and 62 will be required to work 80 hours per month to remain eligible.

Republican leaders in the state legislature recently rejected a request from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to delay the start date until a lawsuit against the requirement is decided. Republican State Senator Ed McBroom says many legislators feel the rule will pass a court challenge…

The difference includes a large number of exemptions to the requirement, including those who are medically unable to work, full time students, pregnant women, main caretakers of children under age six, main caretakers of disabled persons, receiving Michigan unemployment benefits, and some others…

The Affordable Care Act initially provided money to states to expand Medicaid, but that funding will soon disappear. McBroom says ways need to be found to keep at least part of the program going…

In Sunday’s Copper Country Today interview, Todd VanDyke shared with McBroom some Facebook comments Keweenaw Report has received from people who fear they’ll lose their Medicaid eligibility despite being students, or working. McBroom said his staff is eager to help resolve such issues, whether they’re just misunderstandings, or oversights in the law itself…

To find out how to contact Senator McBroom, click here.

You can hear the full Copper Country Today interview with Senator McBroom here.

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