LANSING — Today, a federal court deemed Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements unlawful given a recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court on the same policy in another state. Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit), who has led legislative efforts to repeal the work requirements, issued the following statement on the decision:
“I have been firm in my position that Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements are oppressive to the disenfranchised, disadvantaged, and at-risk communities. They are a discriminatory, knee-jerk reaction to an ancient ideology about what Medicaid is. The fact is this: Medicaid is health care, and everyone deserves access to affordable health care. We, as policymakers, should be protecting our families, friends, and loved ones. This law did everything opposite, so I am beyond pleased the courts have ruled it unlawful.”
Sen. Bullock sought to repeal the Medicaid work requirements by introducing Senate Bill 677 in his first year in office. He represents the 4th Senate District in Wayne County that includes the cities of Allen Park, Detroit, Lincoln Park, and Southgate.
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