Patton said that in Ohio, 61 percent of working-age Medicaid enrollees are working: 40 percent full time and 21 percent part time. Most of the rest, she said, are ill or disabled, in school, caring for someone or looking for work.
Work requirements can trip up low-wage workers because their hours often fluctuate. Those in jobs such as fast-food, retail and landscaping might have changing or seasonal hours, and under the proposed employment policy, workers who don’t get enough hours lose Medicaid coverage, making it harder to stay healthy and employed.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.