Despite the ruling of a federal court that Kentucky’s new Medicaid work requirement violates federal law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has not ruled out approving future requests from state governments to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.
Or so asserted CMS administrator Seema Verma at a recent health care event in Washington, D.C.
We are looking at what the court said. We want to be respectful of the court’s decision while trying to push ahead with our policy and our goals.
CMS currently has applications from eight states to establish new Medicaid work requirements. While Pennsylvania is not among them, some members of the state’s General Assembly unsuccessful advocated such a requirement last year and continue calling for the introduction of a work requirement in the state’s Medicaid program.
Learn more about the legal obstacles Medicaid work requirements have encountered and how CMS views those obstacles in this Washington Examiner article.