HEALTHCARE REFORM

Medicaid Work Requirements Waiver

The last time there was meaningful reform to entitlement programs was in 1996 when Congress passed the bipartisan Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PWORA). But nearly 21 years later, the national poverty rate is about the same, yet spending on these programs has surpassed a trillion dollars. It is time to take a fresh look at what we have learned to determine the best path forward. Poverty impacts multiple generations, and in order to create a new cycle of success, we need to focus on the whole family through a two-generation approach.

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