States likely to stay the course on Medicaid work requirements despite judge’s ruling, experts say

Fierce Healthcare

By: Paige Minemyer

A federal judge’s ruling Wednesday that blocked Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas has limited implications in states where similar programs have also been approved—at least, for now.

Andy Schneider, a research professor at the Georgetown University McCort School of Public Policy, told FierceHealthcare that Boasberg made clear it would not be impossible for the administration to make a case for approving these waivers—they just had failed to do so to this point. Any future requests that are approved must consider the impact of work requirements on coverage for Boasberg, or another judge who shares his view, to let them stand, Schneider said.

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