Manatt’s Allison Orris, counsel with Manatt Health, spoke with CQ Roll Call about state-level implementation of work requirements for Medicaid programs.
While some states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, have chosen to roll out work requirements, others have chosen not to implement requirements, according to CQ Roll Call.
Maine has decided not to implement its work requirements, and Orris said it would be difficult for other states to similarly reverse course.
“Maine was able to use executive power to decline to implement its waiver and because of the way that the legislature has limited the governor’s authority in Wisconsin especially, I just don’t think that the governors in Wisconsin or Michigan have the same ability to pull back quite as dramatically as Maine did,” Orris said.
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