Medicaid Work Requirements Struck Down by Federal Judge
In June 2018, a federal judge blocked the Kentucky Medicaid plan which would have required many recipients to work or volunteer in order to stay covered. While the plan included exemptions for pregnant individuals, primary caregivers, and full-time students, all Medicaid recipients deemed able to work would have had to train for a job, volunteer, or work in order to continue receiving benefits.
In the future, more cases surrounding the issue of Medicaid work requirements may emerge, as several other states have already gotten approval from the current administration to include work requirements in their statewide Medicaid plans. To learn more about Florida’s Medicaid program, visit the website of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/.