Medicaid Waiver Tracker: Approved and Pending Section 1115 Waivers by State
Published: Nov 19, 2021
This page aggregates tracking information on pending and approved Section 1115 Medicaid waivers. Scroll down or click on the links below to jump to resources such as an overview map and figure, detailed waiver topic tables, and explanatory briefs.
For information on Section 1115 waiver approvals related to COVID-19, see our Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker.
- Detailed Topic Tables:
- Map: All Approved and Pending Waivers by Topic
- State Tables:
- Definitions and Other Notes
- Related Briefs and Resources
Following up on preliminary letters sent to states approved work requirements in February 2021, CMS sent letters notifying Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin of its final decision to withdraw work requirement waiver authorities in these states. Also following the February preliminary letters, Nebraska withdrew its work requirement waiver and Georgia announced it would delay implementation of its waiver. Medicaid work requirements had been a key Section 1115 waiver priority under the Trump Administration, which had approved work requirement waivers in some states (see table below). Although CMS under the Biden Administration has not yet acted on any pending work requirement waivers, it is expected to reject these requests.
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Source: KFF analysis of approved and pending waiver applications posted on Medicaid.gov.
Note: On February 12, 2021, CMS under the Biden Administration sent letters to states with approved work requirements to begin the process of withdrawing these waiver authorities (see Work Requirement table for more information).