Judge blocks Medicaid work requirements

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin
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.