Portman Expresses Disappointment in Biden Administration Decision to Withdraw Approval of Ohio’s Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver

August 10, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement expressing disappointment that the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is withdrawing approval of Ohio’s Work Requirement and Community Engagement 1115 Demonstration Waiver. The waiver was previously approved by the Trump administration in March 2019.

“The Biden administration’s decision is extremely disappointing. Work requirements provide much-needed flexibility in the Medicaid system to provide greater well-being and self-sufficiency to individuals who are able to work while slowing the growth rate of Medicaid and thus the burden on taxpayers. I will continue to advocate for bipartisan common-sense solutions to address the affordability of health care and the long-term budget implications of Medicaid on the state and federal level.”