Report

Child Care Challenges for Medicaid Work Requirements

09.2019 / By Urban Institute

This report explores what child care challenges parents with Medicaid work requirements may face, and suggests parents may struggle to find care that is affordable, good quality, accessible, and available for nontraditional or unpredictable work schedules.

The report suggests some parents will face difficult decisions: to leave children in sub-optimal care (or alone) or fail to satisfy the requirements and lose Medicaid coverage. The child care challenges discussed in this report are also relevant for work requirement proposals that include parents in other safety net programs.

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