Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2021, 9:46 AM

Medicaid Work Rules Dispute Signals Division on Supreme Court

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

The Supreme Court canceled plans to hear arguments over work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries but it didn’t dump the cases entirely, signaling the justices may be divided over what to do with the dispute.

The parties in the case are waiting for the court to rule on an unusual request from the Biden administration. The Department of Justice asked the court to toss two lower court decisions that invalidated work rules the Trump administration had approved for recipients in Arkansas and New Hampshire, even though the Biden administration was actively working to withdraw those approvals.

The Justice Department said the ...

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