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, or volunteer at least 20 hours per week in order to be eligible for Medicaid.

“Kentucky has led the way in welfare reform that prioritizes the truly needy and moves able-bodied adults from welfare to work, and their Medicaid work requirement is no different. Other states have followed suit in an effort to refocus their own Medicaid programs, and they now have the opportunity to tell CMS to keep the momentum for welfare reform moving forward,” said Kristina Rasmussen, OSP’s Vice President of Federal Affairs. “This is a pivotal moment in determining the future of millions of able-bodied adults who are currently trapped on welfare, not working. By re-affirming Kentucky’s waiver, CMS will give millions across the country the opportunity to experience the power of work.”

Comments can be submitted to CMS 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.