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Trump Admin Clashes With Indian Tribes And Congress Over Medicaid Work Rules

American Indian tribes and dozens of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are expressing alarm at the Trump administration’s recent assertion that tribal members must be subjected to the new Medicaid work requirements being implemented in several states.

As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) vows to move rapidly to approve waivers allowing at least a dozen more states to implement work requirements for their Medicaid programs — and has approved three already — the agency has claimed that giving tribal members in those states an exemption “could raise civil rights issues,” arguing that it would be an illegal racial preference.


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