The House Appropriations Committee is out with changes to the state's Medicaid expansion proposal. The new provisions come with explicit consequences for those who don't comply with work requirements.
Committee officials says the new House Medicaid expansion language replicates Arkansas' policy. It includes Virginia's previous requirement that those receiving assistance: work, attend job training, or do job search activities for 80 hours a month.
Virginia House Appropriations Committee Director Robert Vaughan says the difference now is if you're a recipient and you're not meeting those work requirements for 3 out of 12 months, you will be dis-enrolled from coverage.
Last month, the Trump Administration approved the natural state's Medicaid waiver request. House Appropriations Chair Chris Jones says the committee is now more confident Virginia can also get its waiver federally approved.