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Bill Number: SF2366
Title: Medicaid Work Requirements/Graduated Phase-Out Childcare

Prohibits the state from asking for a waiver of work requirements for food assistance (SNAP).  Requires Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members (not the rest of Medicaid) to work or volunteer at least 20 hours per week (or earn the equivalent of 20 hours x the state's minimum age).  Exempts individuals who are medically exempt, pregnant, caring for a child under age six or a dependent child with a disability, caring for an elderly person or person with a disability, home schooling, in a drug or alcohol program, or complying with unemployment compensation requirements.  Gives people 30 day notice that they have failed to comply, but gives members a chance to comply within that time and then reapply for program benefits without disruption. Gradually phases out childcare assistance to families whose income is above 225% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for basic childcare (250% FPL for special needs childcare).  The bill is effective upon enactment and upon federal approval.

Status: Assigned to Committee
Committee: House Human Resources Committee
Recent Action: 2/20 Passed Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee (6-5) 3/3 Passed Senate (31-18)
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Last Modified: 06/06/2020
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