Kentucky Medicaid work requirements shot down by federal judge

Kentucky was set to become the first state in the U.S. to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. But a federal judge blocked the move, which was set to take effect on Sunday—claiming the Trump administration didn’t properly consider the policy’s effect on the program’s intended aim to provide medical coverage to at-risk populations.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued his ruling Friday, June 29, sending the waiver back to CMS for further review. For now, some 95,000 Kentuckians on Medicaid will not face extra obligations to receiving care.

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