Report: Thousands on Medicaid could lose coverage due to new work rules

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- Thousands of people in Michigan could lose Medicaid coverage once the state's new work requirements go into effect in 2020, according to a new report.

Last summer, former Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that requires people on the Healthy Michigan Medicaid Expansion Plan to work at least 80 hours a month.

The law lists exceptions for parents, people who are disabled, and people in school.

A report released Wednesday by Manatt Health predicts between 61,000 and 183,000 people covered by the Healthy Michigan Plan could lose coverage over a one-year period once the requirements start next year.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is taking a look at how big of an impact the requirements will have.

You can read Manatt Health's full report by clicking here.