Bloomberg Law
Dec. 4, 2020, 8:09 PMUpdated: Dec. 4, 2020, 10:03 PM

Medicaid Work Requirement Dispute Will Get Supreme Court Review (1)

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to look at whether the federal government can approve state programs that force Medicaid participants to work, go to school, or volunteer to get benefits.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar asked the high court to let his agency green-light Medicaid work requirement programs in Arkansas and New Hampshire that were struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Arkansas filed a separate petition to fight for its own program.

The justices consolidated the cases and allotted one hour for oral arguments, but health law scholars doubt the ...