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HB 2138 - Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements - Pennsylvania Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (115-80) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes work requirements for able-bodied recipients of Medicaid.



  • Requires Medicaid recipients, in order to maintain medical assistance, to participate in at least one of the following activities (Sec. 1):

    • Work at least 20 hour per week;

    • Complete at least 12 job training activities per month; or

    • Actively seek employment as verified by the Department of Human Services.

  • Requires able-bodied recipients who are least 19 years of age to verify income and compliance with above provisions biannually (Sec. 1).

  • Exempts individuals from the above requirements in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Individual is enrolled full time in high school;

    • Individual is currently receiving temporary or permanent disability benefits;

    • Individual is pregnant;

    • Individual is younger than 18 or older than 65;

    • Individual is primary caregiver to a dependent under the age of 6; or

    • Individual is experiencing a crisis or condition that prevents them from seeking employment, including domestic violence or substance addiction.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements


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