In a decision praised by Gov. Chris Sununu as “a transformative step towards a more thriving workforce,” state and federal officials announced Monday afternoon that New Hampshire is the fourth state to be granted a waiver to impose work requirements on certain Medicaid beneficiaries.
Sununu, a Republican, said the change will both control Medicaid program costs and help to lift people out of poverty by encouraging them to gain skills for personal independence.
“We are committed to helping more people get into the workforce, as it is critical not only for individuals but also for our economy as a whole,” Sununu said in a statement, thanking Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and lauding New Hampshire’s policy as “the most robust work requirement in the nation.”
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