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While Everyone Was Focused on SCOTUS Pick, US Judge ELIMINATED Work Welfare Programs (Tr)
https://www.chicksonright.com ^ | Andrew Mark Miller - July 11, 2018

Posted on 07/10/2018 11:03:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK

( Full Title )While Everyone Was Focused on SCOTUS Pick, US Judge ELIMINATED Work Requirements for Welfare Programs

Over the last month or so, people have been wondering who Trump would appoint to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Obviously, that’s an incredibly important news story to follow and it’s nice to know that Trump ultimately picked a solid conservative in Brett Kavanaugh.

However, there’s still a lot of other stuff going on that Americans should be paying attention to.

For example, an Obama appointed judge recently ruled against work requirements for welfare programs.

Here’s more on that.

From Washington Post:

A federal judge ruled Friday afternoon that the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it allowed Kentucky to become the first state in the nation to require that low-income people work or otherwise engage in their communities to qualify for Medicaid.

The decision by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg vacates that approval and sends the state’s program, Kentucky HEALTH, back to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for further review.

Boasberg said that top HHS officials “never adequately considered whether [the program] would in fact help the state furnish medical assistance to its citizens, a central objective of Medicaid.” That “signal omission” renders the decision “arbitrary and capricious,” he concluded.

Not good.

Luckily, Kentucky still has a chance to push forward.

From Modern Healthcare:

At least two states will push ahead with their programs to impose work requirements on their Medicaid populations despite a federal judge invalidating the CMS’ approval of Kentucky’s far-reaching waiver last month.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., held that HHS Secretary Alex Azar did not adequately evaluate whether Kentucky’s requirement that expansion enrollees log 80 hours a month of work or community engagement to keep their coverage is consistent with the objective of the Medicaid statute, which he said is to furnish coverage. He left the door open for HHS and the CMS to come back with a more carefully developed model.

The decision could set back the Trump administration’s timetable for transforming Medicaid into a program whose purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through work and prepare them to switch to private insurance. It also could slow Medicaid expansion in Republican-led states that favor work requirements.

This is just another example of how important it is to stack the federal courts with conservative judges.

Which is exactly what Trump is doing.


TOPICS: Education; History; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: alexazar; brettkavanaugh; ebt; entitlements; handouts; jamesboasberg; kentucky; medicaid; scotus; workfare

1 posted on 07/10/2018 11:03:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Obama appointed judge recently ruled against work requirements for welfare programs

The damage obumber did to this country will be felt for a generation. I pray that we do not let the progressives do any more damage. This next election will tell us a lot.
2 posted on 07/10/2018 11:10:18 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

disgusting


3 posted on 07/10/2018 11:14:42 PM PDT by snarkytart (q)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Maybe the judge is worried the magnitude of identity/nationality theft to collect welfare might become too apparent if there was a work requirement?


4 posted on 07/10/2018 11:27:06 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

There is that, I spoke with one of my contacts an the way he described it I would call WorkFare, i.e. people would be required to do 20 hrs a week in volunteer or other activities as participation in the Welfare programs (EBT etc.) This article is hamming on about Medicaid, and unless I left my brain elsewhere is a medical program not public assistance

Not dissing the poster but your other premise is spot on, who is on what and why and how can we get them to move forward into a more productive state versus the State Dependency model the Government folks love to snare them in

Needs more cowbell!

Great post


5 posted on 07/10/2018 11:38:18 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

It’s time for the judiciary to begin footing TV he bill for their handouts.


6 posted on 07/11/2018 12:56:01 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: 100American

Medicaid is both a medical program and public assistance for the low income.


7 posted on 07/11/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

There are cases where Medicaid is an absolute necessity.
Case in point: mother of
three, recently divorced, no work history
for 15 years, seeks employment. Now in
her forties, no longer in the prime
pool of desirable prospects. No car
to travel to employment interviews,
(can’t afford insurance, gas, or
maintenance). No bus service.
On SNAP (can’t buy deodorant,
shampoo, soap, toilet paper,
or toothpaste). Job interviews
are impossible under these
circumstances. Medicaid is necessary
for those in situations such as these.
I’m not saying everyone on Medicaid
is faced with like circumstances.
A case by case system should be
considered instead of a one size fits
all scenario.


8 posted on 07/11/2018 1:24:11 AM PDT by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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To: Lean-Right

You cannot manage a Federal program on a case by case basis. It brings too many “judgement” calls into it.

This is why the most effective methods were to give grants to the States, who granted the money to towns/cities.

Sure, you are going to leak money all the way out, but the local folks are better at the one on one stuff.


9 posted on 07/11/2018 2:10:43 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Tyrant


10 posted on 07/11/2018 2:49:32 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Trump uses these idiot “Judges’” rulings to fine-tune his agenda - and beefing up SCOTUS will only help.


11 posted on 07/11/2018 3:44:23 AM PDT by trebb (Too many "Conservatives" who think their opinions outweigh reality these days...)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

SOMEBODY has to work so folks can get welfare. Why can’t it be the one getting the welfare?


12 posted on 07/11/2018 4:09:34 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The RINOcrat Congress are gutless cowards and don’t have the patriotism to do their duty and impeach/remove these traitorous, leftist judges.


13 posted on 07/11/2018 5:19:13 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

As soon as the Fed Gov’t ges involved, massive waste. Charities/churches more efficient ~ family and friends, too ~ even more so if we’re not taxed out the wahzoo ....


14 posted on 07/11/2018 5:33:35 AM PDT by nevermorelenore ( I miss Reagan i)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Wasn’t it OK when Bill Clinton did this? AFAIK, he was “triangulating” to keep his government viable in the face of Newt Gingrich by “ending welfare as we know it.” And, Obama undid all of the workfare conditions Clinton encouraged, early in his administration.


15 posted on 07/11/2018 5:34:33 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: nevermorelenore
As soon as the Fed Gov’t ges involved, massive waste. Charities/churches more efficient...

Until they become corrupted by government money given to them to defray program costs.

16 posted on 07/11/2018 5:35:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The Meddicaid law also establishes that states establish minimum requirements for eligibility for Medicaid, and nothing in the law mandates that a work requirement not be part of eligibility. The states have more leeway under the law than the idiot judge suggests. Kentucky should go on and appeal the ruling to the full circuit court and if necessary to SCOTUS.


17 posted on 07/11/2018 5:41:14 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Charities/churches more efficient...
Until they become corrupted by government money given to them to defray program costs.”

And coerced into following ungodly regulations such as placing kids with same sex couples, requiring abortion coverage, and in general subjugating the church or charity to any government whim.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 5:48:00 AM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: antidisestablishment

“He who pays the piper calls the tune.”

True.

Although: What I was thinking about was the hundreds of millions of dollars the government gives to private organizations that resettle illegals coming across the southern border. It’s so much money, that absent an audit, I wonder if any is given to coyotes and cartels to increase the flow.

It’s certainly not beyond imagining. Look at how NGOs in Europe “rescue” Africans a few miles off the coast of Libya by transporting them all the way across the Mediterranean and dumping them on Italy, France, or Spain. Follow the money flow.


19 posted on 07/11/2018 5:53:10 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: Lean-Right

Sounds like my ex. She also excelled at avoiding work while we were married. When she decided to divorce me (thank you, Jesus!) guess how sorry I felt for her lazy self.


20 posted on 07/11/2018 6:50:43 AM PDT by Tell It Right
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