Mar 27, 2019

Judge strikes down Medicaid work requirements

A federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas, saying they contradict Medicaid's legally defined purpose as a health care program.

Why it matters: Approving Medicaid work requirements is the most significant change the Trump administration has made so far in health policy, and the new rules have already shrunk Medicaid enrollment — by 18,000 people in Arkansas alone. But they may not last.

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