Gov. Henry McMaster directs SCDHHS to pursue work requirements for Medicaid recipients

January 12, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster directed the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to immediately seek federal waivers to establish work requirements for South Carolina’s Medicaid recipients. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced guidelines allowing states to pursue efforts to establish incentives and requirements for steady employment by able-bodied Medicaid recipients.

“Whenever possible, we should always endeavor to help South Carolinians in need find their path to gainful employment and away from the temporary assistance of government,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “A good, steady job makes everything better, it creates a better home life, results in healthier lifestyles, and provides financial independence and opportunity.”