A state Senate committee debated the merits of making people work for their Medicaid benefits.
The committee passed that bill today.
Claire Maitre is 62. She watches her two grandsons while their parents are at work. Maitre says she also volunteers. And she’s currently on Medicaid.
“I may seem poor to you, but my life seems rich.”
Maitre could be required to find paid work if the bill passes as is. She says she would rather lose her health insurance than not take care of her grandkids.