National and New Hampshire-based organizations sued the Trump administration to stop the state's move to implement Medicaid work requirements, according to the Concord Monitor.
The filing, submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia March 20, argues the requirements violate parts of the Medicaid Act. Under the regulation, New Hampshire would require Medicaid recipients to work 100 hours a month to get coverage, which plaintiffs argue would unfairly take insurance away from low-income beneficiaries.
The lawsuit comes after patient advocates and organizations from Kentucky and Arkansas aimed to block Medicaid work requirements in those states.
A spokesperson for New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu told the Concord Monitor his office saw the lawsuit as an attempt "to undo a bipartisan agreement by New Hampshire lawmakers" and said that "intervening in this lawsuit is on the table." State HHS Commissioner Jeff Meyers told the publication the department is working to ensure Medicaid recipients aren't unlawfully being kicked off the program.