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Questionnaire NameAlabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative
DescriptionAlabama requests a new 5-year section 1115 demonstration which seeks to require community engagement as a condition of continued Medicaid eligibility for able-bodied parent or caretaker relative beneficiaries to improve beneficiary health outcomes and economic stability. Beneficiaries will be required to participate in 35 hours a week of community engagement activities unless the beneficiary is a parent or caretaker relative with a child under 6 years of age, lowering the requirement to 20 hours per week. Failure to comply with the requirements will result in termination of Medicaid benefits. The state is proposing a number of exemptions and exceptions. The federal public comment period will be open from September 21, 2018 through October 21, 2018.
Response FromID: #376941 on Sep 21st 2018 3:30 pm
Alabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative

Alabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 9/21/18 – 10/21/18

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How is the parent of a young child supposed to participate in 20 hours of community activity per week? Where would the child go? Would this require that a parent put their infant in daycare? Who would pay for daycare? If someone is on Medicaid they would not be able to afford daycare. Also if someone wants to work they will then lose their health care!! Please address that issues. Many more people would work if they had access to affordable health care.
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