Work and Drug Testing for Welfare

The Trump administration is implementing policies which will allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries, and I expect they will soon consider implementing drug testing requirements too.  This is a major policy shift on the federal level which I support. Because most of these benefits are derived from federal funds and administered through the state, until the Trump administration, we have been prevented from implementing effective and widespread requirements; however, now we can move forward to require that those who receive welfare and are able to work, do so, and are drug free.