Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS surges ahead on Medicaid work requirements

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President Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Legal challenges aren't slowing down the Trump administration's push to reframe Medicaid as something closer to a welfare program.

Driving the news: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday approved Ohio's proposal to add work requirements to its Medicaid program.

Grassley, Feinstein demand HHS investigate sexual abuse of migrant youth

Feinstein and Grassley huddle and talk with bent heads.
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Former Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and current ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have written to demand that the Department of Health and Human Services investigate reports of sexual abuse of unaccompanied minors (UACs) in the custody of the U.S. government, NBC News reports.

The big picture: As Axios reported last month, thousands of allegations of sexual abuse have been reported over the past four years, and include everything from rumors of relationships with UACs to showing pornographic videos to minors to forcibly touching minors' genitals. 178 of the total allegations involve claims that adult staff perpetrated the sexual abuse.

Go deeper: Read the original Axios report