Submitted by: Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians
WHEREAS, the State of Virginia made a positive step towards improving healthcare access by passing Medicaid Expansion in May 2018, and
WHEREAS, eligibility, though, for non-disabled adults requires that they are either working, in school, or participating in other community engagement activities, and
WHEREAS, such requirements pose an undue burden on patients who may be unable to find work or the equivalent, or document an exemption or disability, and
WHEREAS, such work requirements also pose a burden to physicians who will be in a position to adjudicate whether or not their patients are considered disabled, and
WHEREAS, work requirements in effect decrease overall participation in Medicaid, leaving patients without access to necessary healthcare, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Medical Society of Virginia promote legislation to oppose work requirements as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.