Ruqaiijah Yearby, associate dean of institutional diversity and inclusiveness at the School of Law, wrote a piece concerning the legality and effectiveness of requiring those receiving help from the Medicaid program to work. Yearby authored the article, titled “Medicaid Work Requirements: Are They Illegal and Will They Increase Poverty?” for Jurist.
In the fall of 2017, the Center for Medical Services issued guidance suggesting mandatory work requirements for some of the 160 million poorest Americans in order for them to receive health care. Yearby questions this guidance and examines potential consequences.
Yearby also is the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics.