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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

A federal judge has blocked Kentucky’s plan to add work requirements to its Medicaid program. He said the state and the Trump administration didn’t make a strong enough case that work requirements serve Medicaid’s goals as a health care program.

Why it matters: Work requirements are one of the most significant planks of the Trump administration’s health care agenda. But the judge's decision will at least slow, if not stop, that trend.

What's next: Kentucky's rules had been scheduled to take effect this weekend.

  • Judge James Boasberg stopped that from happening, saying the Health and Human Services Department hadn't made an adequate showing that requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work was consistent with the program's mission of providing health care coverage.
  • But he gave the Trump administration another chance to make a stronger justification for work requirements.

Go deeper: Kentucky's health care microcosm.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.