Clock ticks as feds threaten to remove work requirement from Georgia’s partial Medicaid expansion

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could decide in a matter of weeks whether it will remove the work or activity requirement in Georgia’s partial Medicaid expansion plan.

The CMS said the plan, which was approved by former President Donald Trump’s administration in October, does not “promote the objectives of the Medicaid program” and would be impossible to accomplish because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal agency, now under President Joe Biden’s administration, has placed the program on hold for 30 days until the state can explain why the requirements should stay in place.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has
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