Healthy Michigan work requirements struck down by federal court

March 6, 2020, Washington Examiner, The Center Square, Scott McClallen –  A federal judge has struck down work requirements for Healthy Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program. Those rules required able-bodied adults ages 19-62 to report an average of 80 hours per month working or in school to keep health care benefits through the state. U.S District Judge James Boasberg in Washington issued the ruling, which follow past court decisions in Arkansas. A U.S. Appeals Court struck down work requirements in Arkansas on February 14, 2020, ruling that “the principal objective of Medicaid is providing health care coverage,” Senior Circuit Judge David B. Sentelle wrote.

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