Lawmakers cautioned on Medicaid work requirement

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State health Secretary Lee Norman on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding a work requirement for Medicaid expansion could drive up the cost of the program.

A work requirement, he said, could create a large amount of churn within the Medicaid program and increase costs for tracking beneficiaries moving in and out of the program that serves the less affluent.

Norman warned that a work requirement as well as drug testing and lockouts for not paying premiums could mean the state would need more resources to deal with an increase in applications.

Norman said he is concerned about potential gaps in . . .

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