OSP Encourages the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Approve Mississippi’s Workforce Training Requirement

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted comments in support of Mississippi’s request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) for approval of its work requirement waiver. The requirement would require able-bodied adults to work, train, or volunteer at least 20 hours per week in order to be eligible for Medicaid. … Continued

OSP Encourages the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Approve Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirement

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) call for public comment on re-approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement waiver. In June, a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s work requirement, which would require able-bodied adults to work, train, or volunteer at least … Continued

OSP Urges Lawmakers to Support Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirement

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) urged state lawmakers to submit comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) call for public comment on re-approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement waiver. In June, a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s work requirement, which would require able-bodied adults to work, train, … Continued

OSP Applauds the Passage of the 2018 House Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives delivered historic welfare reform with the successful passage of the 2018 House Farm Bill. The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) commends lawmakers for their commitment to commonsense reforms that will move millions of Americans out of dependency. With nearly seven million open jobs across the nation and … Continued

OSP Responds to the House Vote on 2018 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to deliver needed food stamp reform to millions of able-bodied adults trapped in welfare dependency with the failure of the 2018 House Farm Bill. The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) urges members of the House to continue to advocate for expanded work requirements and other commonsense … Continued

OSP Responds to the 2018 Farm Bill Manager’s Amendment

Washington, D.C. — The Manager’s Amendment to the 2018 House Farm Bill is an important step forward in moving millions of able-bodied adults from welfare to work. The Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) urges members of the House of Representatives to vote in support of the Amendment, which further emphasizes work within the food stamp program. … Continued

Poll Finds Massachusetts’ Second District Wants Welfare Reform

Results from a poll released this week by the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) found that voters in Massachusetts’ second district support food stamp welfare reforms included in the 2018 Farm Bill, The poll found that 75% of district two voters support requiring able-bodied, working-age adults to work or participate in a job training program at … Continued

Voters in Minnesota’s Seventh District Show Support for Welfare Reform

A recent poll released this week found that voters of all major political affiliations in Minnesota’s seventh district are overwhelmingly in favor of six key welfare reform measures presented in the 2018 Farm Bill. The poll, conducted by Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP), found that voters particularly support reforms that promote the dignity of work, preserve the integrity … Continued

More than 200 state legislators call on USDA to implement work-focused reforms

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted a letter on behalf of 200 state legislators in 27 states encouraging the United State Department of Agriculture to implement reforms that prioritize work and move able-bodied adults from welfare to work. The letter states: “We have witnessed the positive effects of work on those … Continued

OSP Urges USDA to Promote Work in Food Stamp Program

Washington, DC – Today, the Opportunity Solutions Project (OSP) submitted comments in response to USDA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program.Based on experiences in the states, OSP urged USDA to consider reforms that promote self-sufficiency and will move able-bodied adults in the food stamp program from … Continued