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Arkansas governor urges fight for work requirement

Arkansas Democrat Gazette By: Andy Davis Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he has urged federal officials to quickly appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down the work requirement for Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program. In the meantime, he said, legislators should approve Senate Bill 99, which authorizes spending on the state’s Medicaid program, including the […]

Medicaid work requirements: What’s next?

Politico By: Dan Diamond … “The judge’s ruling is a wake-up call for states considering work requirements or other barriers to coverage in Medicaid,” Joan Alker, head of Georgetown’s Center for Children & Families, told PULSE. “The ruling also makes clear that Secretary Azar does not have unlimited waiver authority — wishing does not make […]

Trump Administration Encouraging States to Make Controversial Changes to Medicaid

The Fiscal Times By: Yuval Roseberg The Trump administration is encouraging red states to make controversial conservative changes to Medicaid without seeking congressional approval, The Hill’s Nathaniel Weixel reports. … “To approve it the day after the court hearing was pretty in-your-face,” Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, […]

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Hit Rural Hospitals

National Journal By: Erin Durkin The Trump administration’s push to add work requirements to Medicaid could pile onto the funding woes of struggling rural hospitals, possibly even adding to the numbers that end up closing their doors. … “Rural communities have more at stake in these debates because not only do they tend to have […]