Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 10:44 PM

HHS Revokes Medicaid Work Requirements in Three More States

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

The Department of Health and Human Services continued to unwind Trump-era policy priorities in the Medicaid program, rolling back work requirements in three more states and asking for additional public comments on a demonstration project in Tennessee.

Requiring poor adults to work as a condition of receiving health care would likely decrease Medicaid enrollment without increasing employment, and would be especially harmful during the Covid-19 pandemic, the HHS said Tuesday in letters to Medicaid directors in Ohio, South Carolina and Utah.

The Aug. 10 action brings to a near conclusion the HHS’s efforts to eliminate work requirements in Medicaid in ...

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