Appeals court deals blow to Trump’s Medicaid work rules, impacts Arkansas

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration’s effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care has suffered a serious setback after a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what’s allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means President Donald Trump will have little to show for one of his major health care initiatives ahead of the November elections. The case involves Arkansas, but the ruling is expected to affect other states pursuing work requirements. The administration says it is reviewing its options.

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