A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that implementation of state Medicaid waivers requiring beneficiaries to work or participate in certain community engagement activities will cost state and federal governments tens of millions of dollars as they change eligibility systems and hire additional workers to monitor compliance and handle appeals. "Effectively, these proposals divert some state and federal resources from paying for health care to paying for new bureaucracy," the report's authors wrote, noting any savings will come from coverage losses.
Medicaid work provisions will be costly to implement, report finds
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