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Biden Administration Withdraws Work Requirement Approvals in Arkansas and New Hampshire

Medicaid is the largest health coverage source in the United States, covering approximately 70 million individuals including children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, elderly adults, and in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, low-income adults without children with household income up to 138%. One of the unique designs of … Continue reading

Administration Budget Proposes to Cut U.S. Department of HHS Funding

On February 10, 2020, the Trump Administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021.  While the total budget would amount to $4.8 trillion, the administration proposes to cut $9.4 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provide for $96.4 billion in discretionary spending.   The budget contains several notable … Continue reading

Medicaid Update: South Carolina Becomes the First Non-Expansion State Approved to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Trump administration announced its approval of South Carolina’s request to condition Medicaid eligibility on work or community engagement activities.  In a joint statement released on Thursday by CMS Administrator Seema Verma and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Governor McMaster stated that “[i]n this economy, there is no excuse for … Continue reading

MEDICAID UPDATE: New Hampshire Work Requirements Vacated / Utah’s Partial Expansion Request

New Hampshire “We’ve all seen this movie before” – Judge James Boasberg, Philbrick v. Azar On July 29 HHS approval of work and community engagement requirements as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid was again found to be arbitrary and capricious.  This time Judge James Boasberg ruled that New Hampshire’s efforts to impose work requirements … Continue reading

MEDICAID ALERT: Work and community engagement requirements blocked by federal court

“As Opening Day arrives, the Court finds its guiding principle in Yogi Berra’s aphorism, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”” – Judge James Boasberg, Gresham v. Azar. On March 27, United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge James Boasberg ruled that Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Azar’s approval of work … Continue reading

Status of Medicaid reform in Kentucky, Mississippi and Maine

On January 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors that signaled their support of section 1115 demonstration projects that include work or community engagement requirements, as previously summarized in the Health Law Pulse. CMS prompted State Medicaid Directors to respond to this letter with proposals … Continue reading
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