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7K on Arkansas Medicaid Plan Didn't Meet Work Requirement

U.S. News

The Department of Human Services on Friday said most of the more than 27,000 people on the expansion coverage who were notified they were subject to the new requirement were exempt or met the requirement. The federal government earlier this year approved the state's plan to impose the work requirement as part of Arkansas' expansion, which uses Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.


New Mexico Groups Seek Injunction on Driver-ID Requirements

U.S. News

Advocates for immigrants and the homeless asked a state district judge Thursday to intervene and stop allegedly unlawful identification requirements. New Mexico adopted new driver ID standards to meet tougher U.S. identification requirements aimed at safeguarding commercial airlines, military bases and other federal facilities.



Tennessee Seeks OK From Feds for TennCare Work Requirements

U.S. News

Arkansas officials say nearly 17,000 people have lost Medicaid coverage through November since it became the first state to implement the requirements in June. That initiative is being challenged in federal court. In Kentucky, a federal judge blocked work requirements in June, but the state has since gotten the Trump administration's approval for new rules that could begin to be phased in by April. Both of those states expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.


Trump administration to allow states to require some Medicaid patients to work to be eligible

Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration cleared the way Thursday for states to impose work requirements on many Americans who depend on Medicaid, the mammoth government health insurance program for the poor.