Joe Biden praised for quietly revoking Medicaid work requirements


US President Joe Biden sought to reverse several key policies imposed upon by his immediate predecessor upon taking office in January. Biden recently made another reversal of a Trump-era policy in getting rid of work requirements for Medicaid.

In a continued reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Biden administration rejected a proposal by Georgia to impose work requirements for Medicaid last week. According to the New York Times, a 79-page letter by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services sent to Georgia’s healthcare agency also revoked a federal waiver that would allow the state to charge premiums. Georgia is the last state to have a federal waiver that could impose restrictions.

The recent rejection is described by the newspaper as a “critical blow” to the more than a dozen states that managed to impose restrictions in a short time, as the Biden…

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