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Federal judge invalidates Michigan's Medicaid work requirements

Posted at 12:11 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:11:43-05

LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge has invalidated Michigan's Medicaid work requirements, weeks after a U.S. appeals court affirmed his decision to strike down similar rules elsewhere.

The short order came from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington on Wednesday.

He earlier invalidated Arkansas' requirement that low-income people work for government-provided health insurance, dealing a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to remake Medicaid.

Four Michigan residents sued the federal government in November, with assistance from advocacy groups.

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