Texas Plan To Cut Medicaid Services For People With Disabilities Draws Opposition
About 50 people spoke out against the proposal during a hearing. Also, Florida lawmakers are considering adding a work requirement for Medicaid there.
Austin American Statesman:
Millions Of Dollars In Medicaid Cuts To Disability Services Proposed
In what could be another blow to people with disabilities, the state has proposed millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts to in-home services for people with intellectual disabilities. About 50 people spoke against the proposed rate reductions on Thursday during a hearing held by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (Chang, 4/6)
Tampa Bay Times:
On Medicaid? You May Soon Have To Work For It In Florida
Medicaid recipients in Florida could soon have to meet work requirements and pay a premium to stay in the government-funded health care program. The Florida House is moving ahead with a plan to force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to prove they are employed, participating in job training or searching for work in order to receive benefits, the same requirements the state puts on welfare recipients. (Auslen, 4/6)