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Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements are back in court

Kentucky woman with sign that says save medicare saves lives
Protestors in Kentucky who want the Affordable Care Act. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Kentucky’s plan to impose Medicaid work requirements is being re-challenged in court, after it was re-approved by the Trump administration this past November.

Flashback: Kentucky was the first state to win approval for Medicaid work requirements last year.

New York federal judge blocks Trump on the 2020 census

President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who heads the Census Bureau.
President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ruled against the Trump administration's decision to include a citizenship question to the 2020 census, siding with critics who argue that it's a partisan move that would lead to an inaccurate census count.

Why it matters: With the current polarized political climate, opponents say legal and undocumented immigrants would refuse to participate, and demographers believe that an undercount would skew the distribution of federal funds among states and reduce the political power of heavily Democratic states with large immigrant communities during the next round of redistricting in 2021.

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