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Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirements Face New Legal Challenge

  • Advocacy groups sue to block Arkansas changes to health plan
  • Lawsuit follows similar court action over Kentucky’s policy
Inside Perry Memorial Hospital As GOP Turns to Modest Obamacare Changes
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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Advocacy groups are mounting a new challenge to the Trump administration’s effort to limit health benefits for the poor by letting states impose work requirements.

The suit, filed in federal district court for the District of Columbia Tuesday, seeks to block the U.S. Health and Human Services Department from allowing Arkansas to kick people off Medicaid if they’re not employed or looking for work. It builds on an earlier effort by advocates for the poor to halt a similar requirement in Kentucky’s Medicaid program.