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03.07.2019 / Press Release

ADVISORY: Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky: Families USA, the National Health Law Program, and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Will Hold a Tele-briefing on Upcoming Federal Court Oral Arguments

Washington, D.C. – On March 14, 2019, federal judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments on the legality of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Arkansas work requirement program took effect June 1, 2018, resulting in approximately 18,000 people losing Medicaid coverage so far; it is estimated an additional 30,000 people will lose coverage if the program continues in 2019. Kentucky’s work program will take effect July 1, 2019, and it is estimated that at least 90,000 individuals will lose coverage, if the court allows the program to go forward.

Families USA, with National Health Law Program, and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families will hold a tele-briefing on Monday, March 11, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern to discuss the national implications for the upcoming oral arguments and the subsequent decision on the legality of Medicaid work requirements. Presentations will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A for reporters.

Tele-briefing Details

Title: “Federal Court Hearings on Arkansas and Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirements Lawsuits”
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern


Registration details:

Please follow this link to register for the tele-briefing. The call will be recorded. Please email Kimberly N. Alleyne at to receive a link to the recording. Direct link to registration: