National Health Law Program: Comments to HHS on Mississippi Waiver Project

National Health Law Program: Comments to HHS on Mississippi Waiver Project

Executive Summary

National Health Law Program in comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urges the department to reject Mississippi’s Sec. 1115 Medicaid waiver application called “Mississippi Medicaid Workforce Training Initiative,” because it contains a costly and burdensome work requirement that is outside the scope of the HHS secretary to approve. “The evidence demonstrates that the work requirement will lead to a large number of of individuals, including those who work or are exempt from the requirement, losing Medicaid coverage and remaining uninsured, with serious consequences for their health and well-being and the health and well-being of their children. These outcomes are in direct conflict with the objectives of the Medicaid Act,” National Health Law Program states.

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