Trump Administration Approves Work Mandate for Medicaid in Indiana

Wall Street Journal

By: Stephanie Armour

Indiana on Friday became the second state to gain approval for imposing work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, a sign that the Trump administration is maintaining a rapid pace for granting changes that will put a conservative imprint on the program.
It is uncertain how the Trump administration will view requests by some states for more far reaching Medicaid
changes, such as reducing income eligibility for the program. The administration may proceed cautiously because such waiver approvals are likely to be challenged in court, health policy analysts said. “Their rhetoric on state flexibility may have its limits,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University.
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