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.

“OSP strongly supports Mississippi’s efforts to move more able-bodied adults from welfare to work. The proposed Section 1115 demonstration project is an important step in ensuring the independence of able-bodied adults and the preservation of critically needed resources for the most vulnerable. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should promptly approve this demonstration project to further the objectives of the Medicaid program,” said OSP Vice President of Federal Affairs Kristina Rasmussen.

OSP’s full comments can be downloaded here.

Opportunity Solutions Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that seeks to improve lives by advocating for public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and a limited, accountable government.