Reduce administrative burden of work rules to prevent mass health coverage losses, by Udow-Phillips & Shaefer
“In February 2019, legal and consulting firm Manatt estimated that Michigan work requirements would result in the loss of coverage for between 61,000 and 183,000 people.”
Marianne Udow-Phillips, Luke Shaefer
July 15th, 2019
Yet a recent study from Arkansas adds to mounting evidence that such requirements can result in major losses of health coverage without meaningfully increasing work effort.
As the Michigan Legislature continues to deliberate on the 2020 fiscal year budget, this study should spur action to ensure that Michigan doesn’t follow the same path as Arkansas.