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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Trump administration approves Wisconsin Medicaid work requirement

Wisconsin will begin requiring people on Medicaid to work or train for work as a condition of staying enrolled in the program, despite a legal battle in Arkansas over a similar program.

The Trump administration approved a Medicaid waiver for the state on Wednesday, with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma calling it a program to "achieve independence and self-sufficiency."

The approval came even though a lawsuit knocked down a similar provision in Kentucky and another suit is pending in Arkansas. It also arrived less than a week ahead of Election Day as Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who backed the requirements, is neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger, Tony Evers.


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