Medicaid Work Requirements Stall in Several States

Efforts in several states to require Medicaid recipients to work, study, volunteer or search for a job have stalled amid court challenges and questions from lawmakers, but the Trump Administration vowed to continue approving similar work requirements.

A federal judge blocked work rules in Arkansas and Kentucky on Wednesday, finding that the Department of Health and Human Services was “arbitrary and capricious” in approving the plans because it did not consider how they would affect Medicaid’s core purpose of providing health care to the needy.

“Everyone on Arkansas Works can go to bed tonight knowing that tomorrow they’ll be able get the healthcare they need to work and live a full life,” Kevin De Liban, an attorney for Legal Aid of Arkansas who worked on the case against his state’s program, said after the ruling.

Source: Medicaid Work Requirements Stall in Several States / Time

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