A federal judge struck down work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, but Republican state legislatures continue to pursue them around the country.
But the Trump administration's attacks on Medicaid are nowhere near finished.
In a letter, the lawmakers urge the USDA to reconsider a proposed rule that would make it harder for able-bodied adults without children to receive food assistance.
A well-funded Medicaid expansion saves lives and money. Yet Utah and 14 other states are applying for work requirements in hopes of strangling the program.
Over 8,000 beneficiaries lost coverage in the last two months.
The current farm bill expired on Sunday, putting the debate over key USDA programs that protect public health and the environment on hold.
The state government has started to institute work requirements for its medicaid program that includes logging work hours online, but broadband coverage in the state is sparse—at best.
A new report confirms that, while SNAP recipients do indeed work, they may still be hurt by work requirements.
The changes are intended to encourage more SNAP recipients to enter the work force—but research shows that's not a problem in the first place.
Political scientist Jamila Michener talks about how state-level changes to Medicaid benefits can politically disempower its recipients.