Court’s Decision On Kentucky’s Work Requirements Shouldn’t Discourage Other States, CMS Chief Says
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency is working on ways to move forward while still respecting the court's decision to block Kentucky's work requirements. Meanwhile, in November, Idaho voters will get to weigh in on Medicaid expansion.
Verma: Court Ruling Won’t Close Door On Other Medicaid Work Requests
A federal judge’s decision to bar Kentucky from imposing a work requirement on Medicaid recipients won’t discourage the Trump administration from considering similar requests from other states, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday at the POLITICO Pro summit. “We are very committed to this,” Verma said. “We are looking at what the court said. We want to be respectful of the court’s decision while also wanting to push ahead with our policy initiatives and our goals. … We are trying to figure out a path forward.” (Goldberg, 7/17)
Idaho Residents Will Vote On Medicaid Expansion In November
Voters in Idaho will get to decide in November whether the state will expand Medicaid, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday. Denney certified that an activist group collected the required 56,192 signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot. (Weixel, 7/17)