Adults who are elderly or disabled, or who are pregnant will be exempted from having to work, volunteer or participate in job training, NPR reported.
About 20 percent of Americans rely on Medicaid, and the policy shift could have dramatic effects on them.
It also includes a specific section on individuals with substance use disorders, Brian Neale, director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, said on the conference call.
While more than 74 million people are enrolled in Medicaid, only a small fraction would be affected by the work requirement.
Ten states - Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin - have proposed adding requirements for work or community engagement, according to CMS. Advocates for low-income people say they expect Kentucky's waiver to be approved shortly.
Matt Patricia's head coaching preferred destination revealed
Patricia and the Patriots face the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday. He was an assistant offensive line coach in 2005 before moving to the defense.
The Obama administration stretched the guidelines for Medicaid coverage to allow millions of working adults to qualify for the program. "The most vulnerable people are the ones who need Medicaid coverage the most, and they will lose it", Pavetti said.
Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, issued new guidance meant to help states design programs encouraging "able-bodied, working-age Medicaid beneficiaries" to participate in skills training, education, job search, volunteering or care giving.
"This action by the Trump administration goes after people who are just trying to get by", Democratic U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of OR said.
"There are a lot of different ideas, and a lot of ways to go about this", Verma said.
Under the rules, states can require Medicaid beneficiaries to work, volunteer or participate in job training.
CMS said the new policy seeks to help improve the economic situation of Medicaid recipients.
TCL announces the first soundbar with Roku's voice assistant
Today at CES, Roku offered a preview of the soundbar that it's plainly branding as the TCL Roku Smart Soundbar. TCL Roku TVs launching in the North American market this year will establish updated categories for the brand.
States wouldn't be able to request work requirements for disabled people and children under the new guidance; however, a number of nonpartisan health care think tanks point out that many Americans who rely on Medicaid can not work because they are the primary care providers for much sicker family members or live with other socioeconomic realities that make finding work more hard.
"It is stupid because it will actually prevent people from working - with health needs unattended, many low-income people will be unable to seek work". It would not apply to those getting benefits due to a "disability, elderly beneficiaries, children, and pregnant women".
Echoing Bruenig in a tweet on Wednesday, Roosevelt Institute fellow Michael Linden concluded, "There is perhaps no better example of the moral rot at the core of the Republican Party than imposing so-called "work requirements" on sick Medicaid recipients just weeks after passing a massive tax cut for rich heirs who literally did no work at all to inherit their wealth".
Section 1115 of the Social Security Act gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects determined by the Secretary to be likely to assist in promoting the objectives of the Medicaid program.
"Work requirement provisions are thinly veiled efforts to reduce the number of people who receive affordable and quality healthcare through Medicaid", Harold Wimmer, national president and chief executive of the American Lung Association, said in a statement.
Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29
George's Hospital, and has undergone multiple surgeries including having part of her skull and a kidney removed. Falkholt's family were laid to rest after a funeral at St Mary's Catholic Church in Concord on Wednesday.