Jordan Kirkland - April 10th, 2019
Florida legislators are taking a bold approach, requiring an estimated 500,000 people who receive Medicaid benefits to work or prove that they are trying to get a job in order to keep their subsidized health-care.
The proposal, HB 955, passed in the Health and Human Services Committee this week (9 to 6). The measure will now head to the House to be voted on.
The Senate, however, has not considered this legislation, and judging by recent court ruling, many believe that the proposal will never see the light of day.
Similar work requirements were tried in states like Arkansas and Kentucky, but .S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled against them back in March.