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More GOP-led states pursue Medicaid work requirement waivers — 4 insights

The governors of four GOP-led states announced their intent to pursue work requirements waivers for their state's Medicaid programs, Roll Call reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Governors of South Dakota, Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina recently announced their intentions.

2. Roll Call estimates at least 10 states have already submitted waiver proposals.

3. Work waivers would require able-bodied adults to either work, volunteer, go to school or enter a job training program to qualify for Medicaid benefits. The waiver program would exempt people that are "medically frail," which hasn't been formally defined.

4. Opponents of the waivers worry they will be used to lower the state's beneficiary pool, leaving people uninsured.

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