Column: Trump loses in court again on work rules for Medicaid

Column: Trump loses in court again on work rules for Medicaid

15.2.2020

Column: Trump loses in court again on work rules for Medicaid

A federal appeals court rejects Trump's work rules for Medicaid

Red states that imposed Medicaid work requirements have discovered the policy doesn’t work and are reversing course. Advertisement Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, canceled the state’s work requirements after taking office in January, reversing a policy contrived by his predecessor, conservative Republican Matt Bevin. The administration hasn’t shown any signs of abandoning its push for work requirements, however. Trump’s latest budget proposal, issued Monday, proposes the imposition of Medicaid work rules nationwide . The proposal reflects the historic animosity of conservatives and Republicans toward Medicaid, the nation’s largest public health program. Medicaid advocates describe work requirements as nothing more than punitive provisions aimed chiefly at depriving low-income Americans of health coverage. Most Medicaid enrollees already are employed , and the vast majority of those who aren’t have good reasons — they’re students, elderly, caregivers at home or disabled. Arkansas and Kentucky, like other states considering work requirements, designed a program that would create steep administrative barriers for enrollees. The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees are already working, or have good reasons not to. (Kaiser Family Foundation) In Arkansas, they would have to document their work or job search hours — a minimum of 80 hours a month was required to maintain Medicaid eligibility — and report them via a website that was often out of order and consistently inaccessible to those without a computer or internet connection. In that state, Sentelle observed, more than 18,000 residents lost their coverage in only five months. That came to fully 25% of all those subject to the requirement. Sentelle upbraided HHS Secretary Azar for approving the work rules on grounds that conflicted with Medicaid’s explicit statutory goals. Congress specifically dictated that Medicaid is aimed at providing health coverage for low-income households that can’t afford it on their own. Advertisement Column: Health Secretary Azar’s attacks on Obamacare make him Trump’s most dangerous Cabinet member The contest for worst Cabinet member of the Trump administration is what we might call “competitive.” Azar, in approving the work rules, rationalized them as likely to improve “health outcomes,” give enrollees an incentive to “engage in their own healthcare” and transition enrollees away from government benefits through financial independence. Sentelle acknowledged that these are laudable goals, but don’t happen to be the goals of Medicaid. Although the government does have latitude in waiving some Medicaid mandates upon states’ requests, the waivers must “assist in promoting the objectives of Medicaid.” The work rules failed that test, Sentelle wrote. “When Congress wants to pursue additional objectives within a social welfare program, it says so in the text.” Congress didn’t do so for Medicaid. The most important shortcoming of Azar’s approval, Sentelle wrote, was that he didn’t consider the prospects that Medicaid enrollees would lose their coverage. That failure made Azar’s approval “arbitrary and capricious,” which is grounds for overruling any government regulatory action. Indeed, Azar’s response to public concerns about disenrollments was dismissive. “Nodding to concerns raised by commenters only to dismiss them in a conclusory manner,” Sentelle wrote, “is not a hallmark of reasoned decision-making.” Read more: Los Angeles Times

Good.I hope he keeps losing. Rev 13:8 (KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White Audio Order book: Rev 13:8 (KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White Audio Order book:

Still waiting to testify about Trumps extortion. What does this rich, rotten, reptile Realdonaldtrump have against poor people GOP Thedemocrats

The Trump Appointee on a Mission to Gut MedicaidSeema Verma’s plan would give states the option of reducing benefits for millions of Medicaid patients.

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Administration Approval of Work Requirements for MedicaidA federal appeals court ruled the Trump administration acted unlawfully when it allowed the state of Arkansas to impose requirements that some lower-income residents work or seek job training as a condition of receiving Medicaid health coverage. PLEASE MAKE THIS GO VIRAL. He HAS NOT learned his lesson. This one admittance from him today that he admits sending giuliani to Ukraine constitutes another charge for impeachment. He really thinks he is invincible. IMPEACHEHISASSAGAIN SECONDTIMEAROUNDISSOMUCHBETTER Like always Trump wil win in Supreme Court Good thing they didn't humiliate Roberts in front of the world recently. 🤔🤣

Appeals court rejects Trump-approved Medicaid work requirementsThe decision brings the Trump administration’s Medicaid overhaul closer to possible review from the Supreme Court. If you ever think to take away Medicaid AMERICAN WILL KICK YOUR ASS!!!!! in THE 2020 election. even though you are going to lose the ELECTION!!!! Interesting how hard the trump administration is working to bring harm to our less advantaged people. The very people considered his 'base.' It's as though trump enjoys inflicting pain on people...then demands their support. And they give it. One of the great imponderables.

Federal court strikes down Trump administration's Medicaid work requirementsA federal appeals court rejected a Trump administration rule that allowed Arkansas and other states to impose work requirements on its low-income residents who received Medicaid benefits, further blocking a marquee issue for the president. Good. Good realDonaldTrump right now..

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in ArkansasA new U.S. federal appeals court ruling casts more doubt over the Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage Just keep on Berning it down! 😢 People should have basic needs met. People with disabilities should be given help. People who can work should work and not expect handouts for nothing. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. 😂😂😂

Besieged AG Barr knocks Trump but still backs plot to help convicted Trump aideIn a rare rebuke, Attorney General Bill Barr admits Trump makes his job harder by tweeting, but still stands by helping convicted Trump aide, Roger Stone. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on why Barr is trying to quell the bipartisan firestorm over stepping in to “take charge” of the Stone case by reducing his sentence and why Barr is essentially saying he backs the plan but just don’t admit it on Twitter. lovetogive2 AriMelber You should let the BBCNews know this, as their reporting is channelling Lou Dobbs. AriMelber Why did bill Barr's father hire Jeffrey Epstein to teach children when Epstein didn't have a degree? Could Epstein have blackmailed the Barrs (father and son) into it back in the 80's? Does Trump now hold that blackmail? Is that why Epstein was 'suicided'? Hmmmm AriMelber This is a bit more like it. Earlier it was Barr v Trump. These crooks are all in the loop.



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