Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Program
According to the Associated Press, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation easing monthly reporting rules for able bodied adults who will have to meet work requirements to qualify for coverage under Michigan's Medicaid expansion program.
She also accused Republican lawmakers of not allowing needed funding to implement the new requirements.
Whitmer criticized the GOP led Legislature for not including $10 million in the budget that she requested to help put in place the work requirements, which will take effect in January.
The funds would be used for a public information campaign along with training and referral services for enrollees without jobs.
Able bodied adults ages 19 through 61 who want to maintain their Healthy Michigan coverage will, on a monthly basis, have to show workforce engagement averaging 80 hours a month.