Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages on Welfare Work Rules

Medicaid, food stamps programs at odds over work requirements for beneficiaries

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration issued guidelines Thursday to help states impose the first-ever work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, one of the biggest changes in the program’s 50-year history.

That approach contrasts with a move the administration made with less fanfare earlier in the week to extend waivers that allow food-stamp recipients in 33 states to avoid work requirements.

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