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Appeals court rejects Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements

Appeals court rejects Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements

Appeals court rejects Trump approved Medicaid work requirement

A federal appeals court on Friday  ruled against Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas, the  latest legal setback to the administration’s efforts to remake the  safety net health care program.

A three judge panel in a unanimous  ruling said HHS didn’t have the authority to require some Medicaid  enrollees to work in order to receive coverage.

The decision, which upheld a lower court ruling against the work  requirements, brings the Trump administration’s Medicaid overhaul closer  to possible review from the Supreme Court. For the first time in  Medicaid’s history, the administration has allowed states to condition  coverage for some enrollees on whether they work or participate in a  similar activity, like job training, volunteering or attending school.

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