The final word in this society, that is before Trump, was the Supreme Court….and it has before it now a case that they could screw the poor our of their health care…..
The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a pair of consolidated cases — Azar v. Gresham and Arkansas v. Gresham — both of which concern whether the state of Arkansas may require Medicaid recipients to either work or take certain steps to find a job, or else lose their health benefits.
Arkansas, with the Trump administration’s approval, implemented a program called “Arkansas Works,” which requires Medicaid beneficiaries between the ages of 19 and 49 to “work or engage in specified educational, job training, or job search activities for at least 80 hours per month,” and to document that they’ve engaged in these activities.
The ostensible purpose of Arkansas Works is fairly straightforward. If Medicaid beneficiaries risk losing health care if they aren’t also employed, then they have additional incentive to find work. In approving Arkansas’s request to add a work requirement to its Medicaid program, the Trump administration claimed that this requirement would “encourage beneficiaries to obtain and maintain employment or undertake other community engagement activities that research has shown to be correlated with improved health and wellness.”
Forced to work during a pandemic where jobs are few and far between….really? Is this what this country has become?
This might no interest most people but keep in mind that if this case is successful and the poor loses their access of health care….how long before they come for yours.
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