Federal officials have approved work requirement proposals in seven states — Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
And the more I clicked on the links for the painfully disguised Medicaid work requirement in Kentucky, what they mysteriously obfuscated as the Path Community Engagement Requirement, the more I concluded that this rebranding of a work requirement has 2 big downsides:
#1 As I talked about in the previous post "community engagement" doesn't jump off the page saying "work" requirement. Writing critical health coverage information that is high barrier - hard to read and use, frustrates and demeans consumers and perpetuates the health disparities agenda.
#2 Not using the word "WORK" diminishes the very value of the work it wants to encourage. What's so wrong with calling taking care of a relative work!!!