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Biden Administration Revokes Burdensome Medicaid Work Requirements in Arizona, Indiana Continuing Their Efforts to Reverse Harmful Trump-Era Policies

By June 25, 2021June 30th, 2021No Comments

Washington, DC — The Biden administration announced that they are revoking permission for burdensome Medicaid work requirements in Arizona and Indiana, reversing one of the Trump administration’s most harmful policy initiatives. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled that this cruel and ineffective policy is  “arbitrary and capricious” and fails to advance the purposes of Medicaid. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“These burdensome paperwork requirements approved by the Trump administration were meant to boot people off the rolls, which was particularly heartless during the dual public health and economic crises facing Americans. Rather than find ways to rip health care away from Americans during a pandemic, the Biden administration is making health care more affordable and leading the effort to fight the virus. In his short time in office, President Biden has delivered on his promises for the American people by rolling back the Trump administration’s sabotage of the ACA, opening a special enrollment period that has helped nearly one million Americans get covered, and passed the American Rescue Plan which lowers premiums and expands coverage to millions of Americans — a provision he pledged to make permanent.”