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Medicaid work requirements misunderstood: Let’s save welfare dollars for those truly in need

Work requirements are a proven, popular solution to our nation’s dependency crisis, but once again, a progressive judge has taken it upon himself to legislate from the bench and stop efforts to expand the power of work to millions of Americans.

Last week, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., halted the Arkansas and Kentucky Medicaid work requirement programs, calling them “arbitrary and capricious because [they] did not address … how the project would implicate the ‘core’ objective of Medicaid.”

But that couldn’t be further from the truth. A core objective of the Medicaid program is to help individuals attain capability for independence—which is exactly what work requirements achieve.

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