Poor People

Judge’s Ruling Slows Plans For Medicaid Work Requirement

The Trump administration’s drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed down by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg framed a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy? Boasberg last week halted Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation experiment with Medicaid work requirements, ruling that the…