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New Hampshire Medicaid Patients Want Work Rules Tossed

May 17, 2019, 2:31 PM

The Health and Human Services Department’s approval of New Hampshire’s Granite Advantage Medicaid work rule waiver should be vacated, a group fighting the new requirements told a federal court.

Requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work to qualify for coverage is contrary to the program’s core purpose of ensuring low-income people get medical care, because people will lose coverage as a result of the rules, the group told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia May 16 in a brief supporting their motion for pretrial judgment.

The waiver reflects HHS’s attempt to undo the social safety net, rather than a ...

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