On Tuesday, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a lawsuit challenging HHS’s approval of an amendment to “Arkansas Works” which happened in March. The amendment would add work requirements to the Arkansas Medicaid program and could result in retroactive loss of coverage for those who don’t meet the requirements. NHeLP, with the help of Legal Aid of Arkansas and Southern Poverty Law Center, filed the lawsuit on “behalf of individuals who currently have health insurance coverage through Medicaid and will suffer serious harms under the AR Works Amendment.” To learn more about the Arkansas lawsuit, check out the summary of the lawsuit on the NHeLP website and other useful resources from NHeLP below:
- Greshem v. Azar: Complaint
- HHS Approves Harmful Section 1115 Waiver Project in Arkansas — Including Work Requirements with Lockouts
Earlier this year, we reported on the lawsuit filed by NHeLP and others regarding the work requirements in Kentucky. That ruling from the U.S. District Court for DC stated that CMS had not fulfilled its burden under the Medicaid statute before approving the waiver. In order to rectify this, CMS is currently accepting comments on the Kentucky waiver.
For more news and resources about work requirements, check out our blog post from earlier this year.