Charleston Gazette-Mail – The House of Delegates is set to vote on a bill that would require Medicaid recipients to work, train, volunteer or — as amended Monday evening — attend drug treatment for 20 hours a week in order to keep their health care coverage. Read full article.
House Bill 3136 is scheduled for third reading Tuesday.
The bill would require all “able-bodied” people, with some exceptions, to be employed or participate in a work, education or volunteer program for at least 20 hours each week in order to receive Medicaid benefits.
The House on Monday passed an amendment from Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer, to add that a Medicaid recipient may attend a drug treatment or recovery program for 20 hours a week as an option to meet the requirements.
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