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President Biden Reverses Trump Era Dangerous, Mean-Spirited, Wholly Ineffective Medicaid Work Requirements Which Had One Goal: Kicking People Off Medicaid

By February 12, 2021No Comments

Washington, DC — Today, the Biden administration will notify states it will revoke dangerous Medicaid work requirements, continuing the reversal of Trump’s four years of health care sabotage. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled that these requirements were “arbitrary and capricious” while failing to advance the purposes of Medicaid. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“President Biden is reversing one of the worst vestiges of Trump’s health care sabotage. Trump foisted these burdensome and ineffective paperwork requirements onto states to block people in need of health care from accessing Medicaid. President Biden’s roll back of this dangerous policy couldn’t come at a more critical time, as Americans battle the ongoing health and economic catastrophe caused by President Trump’s failure to address the coronavirus pandemic. The only purpose of these dangerous requirements was to kick people off Medicaid and continue the Trump administration’s relentless war on Medicaid and American health care. Good riddance.”