2 Dozen Senators Question Medicaid Work RulesJanuary 22, 2018 |
by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court.
The senators’ letter to acting health secretary Eric Hargan reads like a memo to legal groups preparing a court challenge on behalf of low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. Last week the administration unveiled its policy letting states to impose Medicaid work requirements, and promptly approved a waiver request by Kentucky to carry out its version.