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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 PM

US appeals panel upholds block of Medicaid work requirements

Source: Associated Press

6 minutes ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel in Washington upheld a lower court’s decision on Friday that blocked the Trump administration’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found Arkansas’ work requirements for Medicaid recipients to be “arbitrary and capricious.”

About 18,000 people in Arkansas lost benefits because of the work requirements, but it wasn’t clear how many obtained coverage elsewhere.

“In short, we agree with the district court that the alternative objectives of better health outcomes and beneficiary independence are not consistent with Medicaid,” the opinion said. “The text of the statute includes one primary purpose, which is providing health care coverage without any restriction geared to healthy outcomes, financial independence or transition to commercial coverage.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/f730752822206e95c4d8aef747e224f4

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:33 PM

1. I know MI is kicking about 25,000+ off do to work requirements. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:36 PM

2. Don't these dumbassed Republican legislators realize

In some cases, a person needs medical attention first, so they CAN work? The belief that everyone on Medicaid is lazy and looking for a ”free ride” just isn’t true. Maybe a few, but nowhere near as many as conservatives think.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:45 PM

3. Truly! How can someone sick or injured work?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:39 PM

4. Yes!

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