US Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Rules in Blow to Trump

Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D.C., blocked work requirements for low-income people in two states — Arkansas and Kentucky.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program’s mission of providing health care for the needy. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D.C., blocked work requirements for low-income people in two states — Arkansas and Kentucky. He found that the states’ requirements pose numerous obstacles to getting health care that have…

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