Medicaid Work Requirements: Is Momentum Stalling?

Last week marked the 18-month anniversary of CMS guidance urging states to apply for Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to impose work reporting requirements as a condition of eligibility. One day after issuing the guidance (January 12, 2018) CMS approved the first state, Kentucky, to go forward with work reporting requirements along with numerous other harmful […]

Judge Blocks Arkansas and Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement Waivers: What Does This Decision Mean for Other States?

Under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), federal agencies may not take actions that are “arbitrary or capricious.”  If they do, federal courts are instructed to hold the action unlawful and set it aside.  Late yesterday afternoon, that’s exactly what Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia did with […]