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SB 897 - Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients - Michigan Key Vote

Adam Zemke voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to SB 897

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (62-47) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that requires an individual to work an average of 80 hours per month as a condition of receiving medical benefits.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Social Welfare Act to add work requirements to the Medical Assistance Program (Sec. 107B).

  • Requires an employee to work an average of 80 hours per month to remain eligible for medical assistance (Sec. 107B).

  • Requires able-bodied recipients to verify compliance on a monthly basis and report family income quarterly or any income changes within 10 days (Sec. 107B).

  • Prohibits a recipient from receiving medical assistance for 1 year if they do not comply within 30 days of receiving their first warning of noncompliance (Sec. 107B).  

  • Exempts pregnant individuals, individuals receiving disability or unemployment benefits, full-time students, and anyone with a medical condition that limits their ability to work (Sec. 107B).  

  • Exempts caretakers of an individual under the age of 6 as well as caretakers of an individual with a disability who needs their full-time care (Sec. 107B).  

  • Exempts an individual who has been incarcerated within the past 6 months as well as anyone under the age of 21 who has previously been in foster care (Sec. 107B).

  • Requires the DHHS to implement these requirements by October 1, 2018, and to give 90 days' advance notice to recipients (Sec. 107B).  

  • Specifies that meeting these requirements may count towards meeting the work requirements of other public assistance programs (Sec. 107B).  

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an individual to work 29 hours a week to qualify for medical assistance.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Social Welfare Act to add work requirements to the Medical Assistance Program (Sec. 107A).  

  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to apply for a Federal waiver to establish the work requirements as a condition of receiving medical assistance (Sec. 107A).  

  • Requires the DHHS to include in its implementation of the waiver a requirement of 29 hours average a week per month of qualifying activities (Sec. 107A).  

  • Requires able-bodied recipients to verify compliance on a monthly basis and report family income quarterly or any income changes within 10 days (Sec. 107A).

  • Prohibits a recipient from receiving medical assistance for 1 year if they do not comply within 30 days of receiving their first warning of noncompliance (Sec. 107A).  

  • Exempts pregnant individuals, individuals receiving disability or unemployment benefits, full-time students, and anyone with a medical condition that limits their ability to work (Sec. 107A).  

  • Exempts caretakers of an individual under the age of 6 as well as caretakers of an individual with a disability who needs their full-time care (Sec. 107A).  

  • Exempts an individual who has been incarcerated within the past 6 months as well as anyone under the age of 21 who has previously been in foster care (Sec. 107A).

  • Requires the DHHS to implement these requirements by October 1, 2018, and to give 90 days' advance notice to recipients (Sec. 107A).  

  • Specifies that meeting these requirements may count towards meeting the work requirements of other public assistance programs (Sec. 107A).  

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Jack Brandenburg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. Colbeck (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy K. Emmons (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David S. 'Dave' Hildenbrand (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Hune (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phillip J. 'Phil' Pavlov (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Proos IV (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. 'Dave' Robertson (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
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