Biden cancels Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

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President Joe Biden rescinded Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements this week, reversing restrictions that had been approved by former President Donald Trump in 2019.

The waiver, which had taken effect on Jan. 1, 2020, but was blocked by a federal judge two months later, had conditioned Medicaid coverage upon work requirements. The law passed by the GOP-led Legislature was signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder, but was opposed by current Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Democrats and groups like the Michigan League for Public Policy.

Nine other states besides Michigan had also been granted waivers by the Trump administration. Michigan’s was set to expire at the end of 2023.

The Biden administration cited challenges for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic as reason to drop the work requirements.

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