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The Trump administration announced Monday that it is rejecting Kansas’s request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid benefits, drawing a line against a new level of conservative changes to the program.
The administration has already approved work requirements in Medicaid, a controversial move in itself, but Monday’s decision indicates that time limits on Medicaid coverage are going too far for the Trump administration.
The article goes on to state the following:
“We have determined that we will not approve Kansas’ recent request to place a lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits for some beneficiaries,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said Monday in a speech at a meeting of the American Hospital Association.
“We seek to create a pathway out of poverty, but we also understand that people’s circumstances change, and we must ensure that our programs are sustainable and available to them when they need and qualify for them,” she added.
Kansas’s proposal would have limited Medicaid coverage to three years, at which point people would lose access to Medicaid forever.
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