U.S. allows Utah to expand Medicaid with work requirement

FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo people march during a protest against the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace President Barack Obama's health care law in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration will allow Medicaid expansion with a work requirement in Utah, a decision that came Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, despite courts taking a dim view of the requirement in other states. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Trump administration will allow Medicaid expansion with a work requirement in Utah. The decision came Monday despite courts taking a dim view of the requirement in other states.

Republican lawmakers in Utah contend that work requirements make people healthier and more financially stable. Critics say the mandate jeopardizes healthcare for the poor and adds another hurdle for people with childcare and other responsibilities.

The Trump administration has generally taken a favorable view toward work requirements. Nearly 20 states have asked to implement them, though several have backed off since a federal judge blocked the move Arkansas and Kentucky.

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