KY Waiver Approval Moves Trump Administration Closer To Court Battle Over Medicaid Work Requirements

By Ariel Cohen / January 12, 2018 at 5:36 PM
A day after issuing guidance to state Medicaid directors announcing a new policy allowing states to condition Medicaid coverage on work, the Trump administration approved Kentucky’s 1115 waiver, KY HEALTH, signaling the beginning a dramatic policy shift for the Medicaid program and a new direction for CMS. The is the first of what are expected to be similar approvals for nine other states and a likely first step in pushing Medicaid policy into the courts. The approved Kentucky waiver also...

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