HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — During state budget hearings, Republican members jousted with a member of Governor Wolf’s cabinet over Wolf’s decision to veto a bill that sought to impose work-search requirements for Medicaid.

Governor Wolf last fall nixed a bill that had language addressing job search and training requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.

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Acting Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller took heat for that decision at House Appropriations Committee budget hearings.

“Everybody’s who’s unemployed and can work should be looking for a job, said Republican Stan Saylor the committee chairman. “I’m tired of excuses. The taxpayers of Pennsylvania are tired of excuses.”

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Miller responded that imposing work requirements on Medicaid would actually be costly.

“We have to build quite a bureaucracy and find a lot of funding to pay for that, for a small group of people,” Miller said.

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One Republican committee member retorted that the governor did not raise that issue in his veto letter.