Charleston Gazette-Mail – Poor West Virginians who get health care coverage through Medicaid would have to work, volunteer or train for a job under a bill that originated and advanced in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. Read full article.
With a 14-9 vote, the committee advanced the bill to the full House of Delegates for consideration.
The legislation would require that, with some exceptions, able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients work, volunteer or participate in training for at least 20 hours a week in order to receive health coverage through Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Resources would apply for a waiver with the federal government for the work requirement.
The bill was not yet online or assigned a number as of 9 p.m. Wednesday.