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CMS Lays Out Legal Justification For Pivotal Shift Allowing Medicaid Work Requirements

January 11, 2018
The Trump administration told state Medicaid directors and governors Thursday (Jan. 11) that requiring able-bodied adults to work or participate in community engagement activities fits into the objectives of the Medicaid program because the move will promote the physical, mental and emotional health of beneficiaries. In a fundamental policy shift , CMS is expected to begin approving state waivers that include work requirements by the end of the week and litigation from stakeholders and advocates is expected to soon follow...


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