February 19, 2021
Biden Administration Reverses Policy on Medicaid Work Requirements
Last Friday, the Biden Administration sent a letter to 10 states informing them of their intention to reverse the Trump Administration’s policy allowing Medicaid work requirements. The work and community engagement requirements do “not promote the objectives of the Medicaid program,” CMS wrote in the letter sent to Arkansas. States will now have 30 days to make the argument to CMS for keeping their work requirements before the Agency decides whether to officially withdraw them. The Supreme Court is set to hear a case challenging the legality of Arkansas’ work requirements on March 29, 2021.