Bridge Magazine: Judge blocks Michigan’s Medicaid work rules

Posted on March 05, 2020

Bridge Magazine published an article March 4 on the U.S. District Court’s ruling that invalidates Medicaid work requirements in Michigan. The ruling follows a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in February that upheld a lower court’s order striking down a work rules program in Arkansas.

Originally passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2018, the work rules required able-bodied individuals between 19 and 62 years of age to work an average of 80 hours per month to continue qualifying for healthcare coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Included in the piece is a statement from the MHA, which said “attaching additional personal responsibility requirements that have nothing to do with healthcare access fail to fulfill Medicaid’s objective of providing healthcare coverage to Michigan’s financially vulnerable population.”

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Tags: Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicaid Work Requirements, Bridge Magazine

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