MACPAC Alarmed By Initial Data On Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements

September 14, 2018
Congressional Medicaid advisers expressed dismay Thursday (Sept. 13) at early numbers out of Arkansas showing low compliance rates with and significant coverage losses as a result of the state’s new Medicaid work requirements. Members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission urged the commission to convey their concerns to CMS, and a few suggested the early numbers are so worrisome that the agency should force the state to put the work requirements on hold. “It’s my sense that...

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