LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to seek changes to Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements before they take effect, saying the “onerous” rules could lead to recipients losing coverage.
The Democrat wrote a letter to the federal government Friday. She accepted the terms and conditions of a waiver the state received in December to implement the work requirements, saying it ensures the continuation of an expansion of Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of adults.READ MORE: Businesses Make Changes To Keep Customers Safe Amid Boil Water Advisory In SE Michigan
But she said she will work with the Republican-led Legislature to make changes so the expansion “preserves coverage, promotes work, reduces red tape and minimizes administrative costs.”READ MORE: Detroit Police Search For Suspect Accused Of Carjacking Woman
Whitmer says an independent study shows up to 183,000 residents could lose Medicaid once work or education requirements begin.
Republicans could block any attempt to revise the work law enacted last year.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 23,165 New COVID-19 Cases, 103 Deaths Over The Last Week
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