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 as a condition of Medicaid eligibility should be halted and vacated the Secretary’s approval.  Judge Boasberg issued similar rulings earlier this year regarding the Arkansas (Gresham v. Azar) and Kentucky (Stewart v. Azar) attempts to impose work requirements. A Health Law Pulse summary may be found here.

The Trump Administration took several steps this past week in support of its efforts to transform the Medicaid program.