Government Accountability Office CMS has challenged the GAO’s report on Medicaid work requirements, saying that GAO based its findings on just a few states and didn’t determine whether CMS would allow the costs.

Some states have been eager to impose work requirements on people who get Medicaid, but thanks to a complete lack of requirements for cost projections, implementation of work requirements is costing hundreds of millions of dollars—not just inconsistent with federal control standards, but under a complete lack of transparency.

And, according to a new report from the Government Accounting Office, the costs don’t include all planned expenditures.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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