Medicaid: Federal Court Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements

On March 27, a judge in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued two rulings striking down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky. The opinions direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reconsider the states’ waiver applications with consideration given to possible loss of coverage. The same judge invalidated Kentucky’s waiver last year, and HHS re-approved it without changes after another notice and comment period. Arkansas’s waiver had already gone into effect, and 16,000 had already lost coverage as a result. Read The Arc’s statement on the rulings.

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