Michigan Medicaid Work Requirements Bill becomes law

On June 22, Governor Snyder signed the Michigan Medicaid Work Requirements Bill into law. The bill would require able-bodied individuals to work at least 80 hours per month to be eligible for Medicaid. Washtenaw Health Initiative members, especially members of the Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment workgroup, spent months preparing the county’s Medicaid enrollees to be ready for the new work requirements or request an exemption, depending on their individual circumstances.

However, in March 2020, the law would be deemed unconstitutional: Healthy Michigan Plan participants would no longer be required to report work, school or other activities to maintain HMP health care coverage.