Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2021, 10:24 PM

HHS Revokes Medicaid Work Requirements in Arizona, Indiana

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

The Department of Health and Human Services continued its attack on work requirements in state Medicaid programs, informing Arizona and Indiana that it is withdrawing approval for must-work provisions approved during the Trump administration.

Requiring poor adults to work as a condition of receiving health care would likely decrease Medicaid enrollment without increasing employment, and would be especially inappropriate during the Covid-19 pandemic, the HHS said in the Thursday letters to Arizona and Indiana.

The move came three months after the HHS took similar action against Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and New Hampshire, which also are defending work ...

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