The Trump administration is reviving its efforts to let Kentucky compel hundreds of thousands of poor residents to work or prepare for jobs to qualify for Medicaid, after a recent federal court order struck down the plan.

Federal health officials have decided to consider for a second time the same application that Kentucky submitted last year. In an unorthodox maneuver, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has decided to open a fresh period for public comment on Kentucky’s proposal to transform its Medicaid program, an agency spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

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