Verma: Court, GAO 1115 Concerns Won’t Change Policy Direction

By Michelle M. Stein / May 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Wednesday (May 22) said court decisions that struck down 1115 Medicaid work requirement waivers in Kentucky and Arkansas, as well as concerns from the Government Accountability Office about waiver evaluations, won’t change the administration’s plans for Medicaid. Beneficiary advocates won two major victories earlier this year when U.S. District Judge James Boasberg vacated CMS’ approvals of 1115 waivers that had authorized Arkansas and Kentucky to impose work requirements and other new restrictions in their Medicaid...

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