Lawsuit seeks to block Indiana’s Medicaid work requirements

Four Indiana residents are suing the federal government over the state's plan to implement work requirements for low-income residents who receive their health insurance through Medicaid.

News Story (Indiana)

Associated Press (AP)
September 24, 2019

Tags: Work Requirements

Organizations mentioned/involved: Indiana Legal Services (ILS)


The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Washington comes after rulings in other lawsuits have blocked similar work requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky and New Hampshire.

Indiana’s program would require those who don’t qualify for exemptions to report 20 hours a month of work or related activity, or face coverage loss after Dec. 31.

The lawsuit filed by Indiana Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm, and the National Health Law Program, which advocates for low-income residents’ access to health care, argues that Indiana’s rules wrongly jeopardize health coverage for thousands of people.