Medicaid director: Drug testing enrollees would help people get treatment

Wisconsin Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz says the Walker administration’s push to drug test childless adults on the health care program isn’t about kicking people off the program. Rather, its aim is to help people get the treatment they need and “move back into productive lives.”
Heifetz spoke Thursday as part of a WisPolitics.com panel discussion that focused in part on a key Medicaid waiver to the Trump administration. Critics have called the drug screening and testing requirement — the first in the nation for Medicaid — a mean-spirited proposal that would push people off their health car...

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