Workforce System not Funded or Structured to Help Medicaid Recipients Keep Health Care

Politicians advocating for policies that take away health care through onerous work requirements often suggest that “workforce development” programs will be able to help participants meet work requirements. This fact sheet, by Anna Cielinski, shows how the programs funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the nation’s primary investment in workforce development, are neither funded nor structured to accommodate the sharply increased need created by proposed Medicaid work requirements.